Justifiable outrage coalesces into
Unity as we recoil from blue knee on black
Neck in this repetitive horror to which we cry
This freedom anniversary should be one of
Elation in a land revitalizing its promised
Equality despite the backward steps—
Never forgetting Tulsa or Jim Crow or
The Klansmen et al stalking among us—we’ll
Hope/march/work/vote til we’re…
ALL FREE, PROUD, TOGETHER.
MAKE JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY!