Ferguson, Police Brutality and the Longsuffering of Open Eyes
-by visual artist and activist, Basil Kincaid
"Long is the suffering of Open eyes,
Ones that see the last flickers of light as another brother dies,
taken from the night like a star in broad day.
We are plucked from obscurity like wild flowers upon open fields,
to be mist not missed when our blood or pollen spilled.
Longsuffering is Aceboon to the Conscious Coon,
up late nights connecting the dots through time,
to realize that we are still but strange fruit on the vine…”
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