This image is of Peggy (R), then a 19 year-old SNCC member, next to future civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Cotton (L), after a 1962 church burning in Georgiathe state that Peggy's great-great grandparents, William & Ellen Craft, famously escaped from slavery nearly 115 years earlier...

MY

WEEKLY 

WORD

10.3.20

Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

Dr. Dorothy Cotton

Yet another unprecedented week...

THE CARNIVAL OF STEALTH

by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

When an enemy is stealth

it creeps

does not pounce

until it is

time

its own

time

to reveal itself.

Surprisingly often late

Surprisingly right on time.

WE

THE

PEOPLE

cannot remain aloof or unencumbered

at this carnival of stealth

as

we

too

are part of the show.

Tell me

if you can—

how we can

possibly endure anymore!

in our living rooms or in our kitchens, 

in our high rises or

under bridges

in the subways

or in the mountains

living moment by moment

waiting for yet the next disclosure

to rock

our senses,

senselessly.

Somewhere between the rain and the rainbow

we hover as a nation.....

waiting for such a different son.

 

 

 

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