Remember the time


Remember when we first met?

Remember when I first laid eyes

upon you and I smiled?

Remember when my thoughts of you

inspired creativity?

Remember when there was nothing

capable of separating us?

Remember when We meant Us, not

just United as States but

recognizing and understanding our

united fate?

Learning and getting to

know one another

So beautiful, so strong…


I don’t remember the Time

The lack of oxygen to my brain

is suffocating my condition

a Black man;


Unemployed – Economically ill

Heart disease, diabetes – Physically I’ll

Under educated, imprisonment – Spiritually ill

There are

all types of viruses constantly

attacking this Hued Man’s condition


of being afraid of being

of carrying the burden of

someone else’s inadequacies

of struggling for each and every

breath of my existence

This is the Time of remembering, so that

we may never forget that we have the

capacity to amplify the strength and

beauty of human condition by

being the shared experience of life

And I would like to thank the agents of

oppression for taking your boot off of our

necks and replacing it with your knee

for a more violent death

Because within

the violent throes of death, the United

movement of life is born

So please

Remember the Time…

when humanity inhaled its collective breath

We ain’t asking no more!

-By Robinson “San-man” Santise

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