Like an active volcano that erupts every 50 years,
there is a movement that unites a generation.
A protest, a revolution, a fire from the people.
The people hot with anger who are waiting for freedom.
The people try to conceal a festering rage
that explodes in the night as they flee from grenades.
Cities on fire, blood in a prison cage.
A massacre of justice in this time and age.
As we fight for human rights through the thickness of smoke,
we can see the remains and a promise of hope.
Just like a volcano that erupts every 50 years,
how will you be remembered when the smoke clears?
~ Xi’an Glynn, poem titled Volcanoes
Excerpt from our author Xi’an Glynn and her book Black and Blue: My Experience with Race and Relationships
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