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George Floyd, a poem by Jared Carter

George Floyd

Unmantled now, and broken, I
          lie naked here,
Awaiting no more enmity
          or spite, no fear

Of prejudice that would betray
          this moment. Show
My life as something to be weighed
          by those who know

What difference is, what justice seeks,
          what must be done.
Show me to those who now will speak,
          whose time has come.

Jared Carter lives in Indiana.