I am hurting. Notice: I’m in the present tense.

Though we have the cops in jail for George Floyd, there are still black bodies out there lost to the system of justice unserved.

I’m thinking about Breonna Taylor. You too, Elijah McClain. And so many more. Even the mysterious ones hung in trees like the droop of a question mark. Who knew Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit still haunts us to this day?