Requiem for the Unloved

Taken by Fannie H. Gray in New Orleans

Requiem for the unloved

Perhaps you thought

because we were young

or girls

we wouldn’t know

or understand

or learn

but the truth finds the light

perhaps you thought

because you were an adult

or blood

or older

that we would keep silent

or be afraid to share your secrets

We became brides and wives and mothers

We became champions

We became voices

that became a choir

that became the echoes

that brought down the heavens

You are gone

We are still here

Our names are legion

you name was buried with your body

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