Isn’t racism a disease?

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

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.

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