By Abe Louise Young because because because as far as I can tell less than a thousand children playing in the garden of a thousand flowers means the broken neck of birds –June Jordan A person I went to school with instant messages me with frustrated comments about the grief people are airing about the murder of Trayvon Martin and all that’s spiraled forth from it. I want to delete and block her words, but I also want to slow down to think about them, and about how to respond. Part of her wants to understand, because she is writing to me. She writes, “I’m not sneering at the death of Trayvon. As if Trayvon’s death is somehow gold, jewels, cherries, and stars in the slot machine of public attention.… continue reading »


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