Intro to Poetry; Day 2: Face

Facing Facts

by Gertie

A familiar face of facing facts,

facts that can be challenging to face.

A familiar face of facing facts,

facts that can be a slap in the face.

A familiar face of facing facts,

facts of realization.

A familiar face of facing facts,

facts of awe ha moments,

moments that can lead to recovery

and a life worth living.

Facing facts is what

recovery is all about.

Writing: Intro to Poetry; Day Two: Face

Untitled Poem

by Gertie

Look in the eyes of a person of color;

Let the person know they matter;

Let the person you know you care;

Let the person know you see their pain.

Now look into the mirror;

Look at your face, your white face,

and ask yourself,

“What can I do to help fight racism?”

Look into the eyes of another white person;

Now have a serious conversation about racism,

A conversation on how you and that person will help end racism.