Tuesday, January 20, 2009
44 Words on Inauguration Day 2009
Mookie got back
from the police station
& told us the woman said
“I just know they were black
and there was a lot of them.”
The patrol car picked up
the first black men they saw.
Mookie didn't live to see this day.
Mookie is a friend of mine who died ten years ago. I used to live across the street from him. He was kind, smart, wise, responsible and funny. I hope one of his jobs in heaven is to look after me and my boys. I hope he & a host of angels are looking after the Obamas. I am full of joy and thanksgiving for this day but I am also sober in reflecting on the price we have paid to get here.
Over at the Peapods blog there is going to be a round up of inauguration posts. Write 44 words about what this day means to you & post a photo. If you want to join go let her know in the comments.