By Lindo Jones
With our whole heart
Wholeheartedly held you
Now we are holding ourselves
Our hearts are shattered
As we experience what someone’s hold
We are fatigued
Because we can’t take
On what we need
More knows what we need
We are winning more over to act
But moreover, we are losing life to inactions
We feel defeated
we want to make the world so gentle
That you could walk around barefooted
You don’t get to take those steps
Because the right to bear arms,
got us not holding you in our arms.
So we fold fingers, hold hands, clutch fists
So there is no more
We do something now!
as we needed it before
we need it hereafter
Lindo Jones is an award-winning poet whose work has been featured on Def Poetry Jam and Button Poetry.