Chalice

The sun was setting strange and lovely as we were murdered

and I couldn’t close my eyes against it

I had to watch the blade come down over and over

had to know each wound as it was opened

count each drop of blood as it fell

collected in a silver cup

to be placed at the center of a feast

where reflected there in its distorted world

the guests waited patiently to begin their meal

Breonna Taylor should be alive right now. Her murderers should be in prison.

I hope Louisville gets through the coming days alright.

Image: Still life with broken glass

Date: 1642

Provided by: Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

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