June 6th—DC Black Lives Matter Protest.

Good late evening everyone this is K. G. Bethlehem. Well you should know that by now LOL. Here are some videos and pictures of June 6, 2020's black lives matter protest march! https://youtu.be/BzR6tm1VUU8 https://youtu.be/QEBwRnDUDyw https://youtu.be/oWrRKEjQ8nU https://youtu.be/7hNTpQYDY5s https://youtu.be/DPu7ayYvMkw

The Bloom of Disquiet (Friday Night Poetry Corner #230)

Good evening everyone and welcome to a very special Friday Night Poetry Corner. We nearing the end of Juneteeth and to cap this off I am featuring this magnificent poem called “The Bloom of Disquiet” by the gifted Dionne Charlet. Please when you get a chance visit her page. You won’t be disappointed!

Spangling the Verse

Research on Juneteenth,
and I am born
to disquiet by lynchings
from my shelter of privilege,
to find history leveled
under voices once muted,
now megaphoned
from Minneapolis to Berlin.

I am disquieted
by a father’s breaths,
taken under knee
and divisible
by the wrong room
where Breonna was shot.

Disquiet reboots
the me that I was.

I have chosen to be

a speaker in tongues
for free verse
aloud with alarm
when lynchings
are deemed suicides.

No more.

I will resonate

with the pleading
of a father’s breaths,
taken under knee
and divisible
by the wrong room
where Breonna was shot.

No more.

I will resonate

with the thunder
that peals from white pages
when a jogger
is run down
and the sheriff knows.

No more.

I will resonate

from the still of the ground
fertile with silence.

I will bloom
to the struggle
and beauty of shouting,
“Black…

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