• Darius

Running

It’s cool, Yo

It’s cool, though.

You ran

maybe walked

a little over two miles

Done worked up a sweat

I bet

your breathing was a little bit

labored but you still mustered a smile

or pensive look

in that pic you took

‘Cuz you gotta post it

Twitter

Tik Tok

IG

Facebook

Look

See

Show solidarity

On which side you stand

But where you been?

‘Cuz I ain’t see ya

Maybe I missed the post

of you selling cds before taking your last breath

or the algorithm might’ve hidden

you talking about any of the...

countless deaths, murders,

modern day stringing then swinging from a tree of those who look like me

Maybe I missed it

I ain’t really on social media like that

It could’ve easily slipped through the crack

chasm

But don’t let that back spasm you got from that run

make you feel like you did something

Does it?

Are you like,

this shit hurts but it was worth it

But it wasn’t worth it to not give that chuckle

or smile when your neighbor

lamented property values’ decline

when “that” family moved in

You been hearing, seeing, living all this time

and haven’t noticed

or have noticed, but

Heard the horror, but

Saw the footage, but your foot -

right or left - didn’t move one inch

Your ASICS weren’t laced

You didn’t even stretch

When do you ever

stretch past what’s comfortable?