Buffalo

In light of this weekends senseless massacre in Buffalo, New York, it still baffles me that in this day and age people can’t wrap their heads around the idea that we are all human beings, the same species down to our DNA. As a Canadian from the Greater Toronto Area, I have spent a fair amount of time in Buffalo. For several years my son played baseball for a traveling team based in Depew and we would cross the border two to three times a week. My heart goes out to the friends and families of those slain. As a city mourns I sincerely hope the slow and seemingly tenuous process of racial healing in the United States and around the world can continue in light of this heinous act.

Buffalo

A killer lurks
in the shadows.
Silently shedding
white hot anger.

A snake slithering
into the spotlight.
Spitting venomous
black hate.


Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #259.
Prompt Word: Spotlight | Word Count: 21
Date: 2022-05-14 | Tags: #weekendwritingprompt

Photo Credit: Matt Rourke via AP/Shutterstock
Copyright 2022 Greg Glazebrook, All Rights Reserved.

5 thoughts on “Buffalo

    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      Unfortunately four years of Trump and Rupublican politicians grasping at divisive conspiracy theories such as replacement theory to hold onto the radical right vote has seemingly pushed the goalline in the wrong direction. That said I do believe there is good work being done to build bridges.

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