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Kaia Glafkides: “America Today”

The Next Gen

America Today

When you’re eight years old
You don’t think about
The world melting away
Or people dying because of the color of their skin
Picking cotton, How far have we come?
Hungry and without a home
At recess
Playing, while another school is under attack
Are our fathers being torn from our families?

Afraid to walk alone at night
Because I am a female
One thousand and thirty nine killed at the hands of police Relentless.
Boys will be boys… just ruining lives
Why are children still starving?
White supremacy concealed but malicious
Nobody is illegal on stolen land

Hanging heavy
Together, we can overcome our ceaseless issues

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