thinking of Covid-19,
do bleak lives matter ?
Mine is not bleak
and doesn't matter at all,
not even to me. But of course
I'd rather not suffer.
(I write as an inside-sort of outsider.)
I notice that no-one is saying or writing
that many brown people,
(most of them Hindus locked into Caste)
are racist, and in countries where skins
are a pale shade of yellow
people in the quite recent past
have been known to avoid or attack
humans with skins which are black.