against the backdrop of a cradled moon footprints across the sky—they gone too soon and galaxies like shutters from within eclipse the earth and block the devil’s sin what happens to black souls after the day? botham, atatiana, freddie gray philando must’ve greeted them with food known as one to be far more kind than rude and what about the recent black man slayed or woman, can’t remember every day next time it could be me in this dark skin can’t trust the police—devils with a grin goodbye with every being of my soul goodbye to you who never could grow old
Reneé Salandy has written a collection of short stories, and is currently working on a
collection of poetry. As a 2019 BRIO Award Winner for Poetry, Renee uses an
autobiographical approach to storytelling to collide new subjects with the old. She hopes her
writing contributes to world literature and influences others to maintain history through folklore.