People of Color

From VIRAL SPIRAL — A collection of poems by Sarah P. Ross


"The Lone Protester"


Many were sold here as slaves
Beaten and burned into graves
And now a virus is killing us
From poverty that preys.
Victims of Coronavirus
Affecting us all
But of all the deaths
It’s mostly ours that do fall.
Though we’re only a portion
Of the population
Most of who’s dying
Are the poor of this nation.
This has been true for too long
Obviously something’s all wrong.
People of color and all people poor
Ask why death knocks
More at their door.


"The Walk"