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When Your Light House Stops Shining

In loving memory of Darren Seals, Marshawn McCarrell, and the countless others who have died fighting for the cause.

I.

We lost our leaders.

II.

Oh, what heavy grief, grief swallowing us whole.

What beautiful stars, steadily glowing.

Steadily chanting and championing for a cause bigger than us, bigger than them.

Steadily dimming.

Still chanting.

Suddenly gone.

Silent.

First, we mourn.

Then we organize.

III.

And so, the fight continues.

We carry them in our hearts and on our backs.

Lay them down by the riverside, and hope they float to wherever there is peace, and justice for all.

We are bent, but we do not bow at the feet of suicide, or burnt car homicide.

We press on.

IV.

We press on.

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Dominique is currently studying Psychology with a double minor in Middle East Studies and music. She is also a poet and artist.

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