Not all diseases cause: fever, dry cough, tiredness
Or in some cases: diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, skin rash, discoloration
Some get really serious: difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement
Then isn’t racism a disease when
It leaves you hanging to a tree
With your legs slightly above the
Earth like an exclamation mark!?
Tell me, isn’t racism a disease when
You choke and it leads to
Loss of speech and then movement?
What has been cured
When a human is vaccinated
And then annihilated?
Isn’t racism a disease?
Maybe what we need
Isn’t a small bottle of vaccine,
But a big heart filled with
Love ❤️ to save us from sin.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.