Cedric

For Cedric Williams
Lord, In your mercy, hear us
1998-2018

We thirst for libations
In this desert of violence
this barren land
where the
blood
of the child sacrifices
drips,
is washed away
seeping into the streets
and out of our memories
But today,
Facing one another
Resolved,
we enshrine this man, this boy
with memory
with tears
And sight
Staring eye to eye
With tender conviction
nourishing one another
We proclaim with arms held open:
“I appreciate your life.”

 

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