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Dear America

Victor, age 16 – Skagit County Juvenile Detention

Dear America



You have the power to do whatever
you want to do.

I just want to let you know that whatever
you do you do it on your own.

One day you gonna find out that everything
that you’re doing is not cool.

Why do you care about the color of people?
What does color do to you?

I know that people mess up
but look at you.

 

November 9, 2016, the day after the 2016 election.  Reading and responding to work by Bob Dylan, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Denise Levertov.

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