Popshot Magazine – Sidewalk Chalk

An Illustration for the poem Sidewalk Chalk by Lyn Patterson.

SIDEWALK CHALK

All summer long
        little ones write 
messages of optimism 
        in chalk, to decorate 
        the sidewalks
But,
       no one in Jingletown 
             writes about 
                       black bodies 
and the concrete 
       is so very silent 
                  for black lives 
unless our 
         silhouettes paint 
         the pavement with 
                  white outlines

AD Lauren Debono-Elliot