"Forever Young" tribute to Trayvon Martin in Baltimore

look how we became the stars themselves!

each hand waving to a sound
rocketing through our bones
    rain fell
      people sang
        united
stadium a solar system
vocal chords straining and the only
fissure that of time:
youth-summer-black-white all orbiting an encore.

[from the Jay Z, Justin Timberlake concert last night in Baltimore – the song Forever Young, in tribute to Trayvon Martin, the entire stadium lit up with phones, the entire stadium singing along]

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