Say Her Name

At a loss for words
the pen trembles the point
carving lines of vacant thought on paper.

Vacant like the eyes in the faces I see
Names carved on paper

Say her name –
It rises from the tongue on wings
With a scream,
Beating against what condemned her

Air is pushed from the room
And the abyss rushes in
Claiming the eyes, the faces, the names
Until everything is eyes and faces and names

Unrestrained
The room trembles with truth
And the walls shudder with grief

An earthquake of voices
Magnitudes too great to withhold
Behold
Justice has come.

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