For Sandra Bland, morning thoughts from Ephesians

It is our culture that has not signaled
before switching lanes

not this young woman,
threatened, pulled, bullied,
pushed down,

not listened to,
by those untrained
to recognize depression,

left alone.

“I’m going to light you up,”
we all hear him say,
meaning to use his taser,

not to quote from Ephesians …
“everything that becomes visible is light”.

For we need to see —
all of us – what is breaking
in our nation’s soul,

and overhear not just violent words,
but this …

“Sleeper, Sandra, awake!
Rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

(Ephesians 5:14)

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