Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Room of My Own: Selma Breeze Haiku

in memory of John Lewis, often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced."

What I am surprised at is that having lived in this free country so long, no breeze of freedom has been felt by them. -- Dr. Rajinder Singh

the flag-draped casket
carried across the Bridge
Selma breeze

Note: The haiku could be read as a sequel to the following poem written for veterans of the civil rights movement

the fog of tear gas ...
a black boy on the shoulders
of his grandfather

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