There’s some lyric that goes
“I need some ‘real good loving, because I’m troubled by the things that I see…”
In times like these, when my people are being slain in the streets.
When I fear for the safety of my brothers, father, cousins, friends, and significant other
When our freedom isn’t looking so free.
When I am angry, depressed, and resilient all at the same time
When so many people want me to shut up about my oppression
I do…I need to be loved on.
I need the little things and the grand gestures because, it is rough out here from every angle
I meditate- seeing my loved ones faces when I close my eyes
I see the light within the darkness when I can come together with the lives that I fear for
We can laugh. We can escape if only for a few hours
Love on your family.
Love on your best friend.
Love on your people….