waiting to breathe

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

i had this thought

if all the white people died
and their bodies
were burnt to ashes

and all those ashes
were loaded on
fast-moving space-ships

and those space-ships kept
going

and
going

and
going

until they were beyond
the sun’s gravity

and there was no chance

whatsoever

that those ashes would
ever
come back to earth

i would notice myself
breathing again

and start the long slow process
of healing

20 Jumaad-al-Awwal 1438
February 17, 2017

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