Once upon a time,
No body made a sound
Cities full of people never speaking
Everyone was silent.
Until one day, something happened
Perhaps it was many terrible somethings or
One unspeakable event
No one knows for sure but —
An atrocity opened the mouths of millions.
Suddenly everyone was screaming
Infinite words, spoken in many tongues by marchers
Lining the streets to protest
Evading the silencers, refusing to back down
Never had there been a more awe-inspiring uprising
Centuries from now will see the effects of the storm that burned
Entrenched practices to the ground.
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