I wondered and waited for you…
I wondered who would show up, I wondered who would stand.
I wondered if my words or calls for help would bring you to us. I worried my anguished voice would just fall flat.
I looked for you; I searched through the faces to see if there was someone, that one unexpected person to stand with me because they see and despise the injustices too.
I looked for someone to say, I heard you.
I looked for you to hold my hand while I cried about our babies being shot or strangled, then tossed away like litter.
I willed you to come to my side while we spoke about the broken promises and horrors that are inflicted on all my relations because we refuse to die off for the convenience of Canadian business moguls.
I silently begged you to show up for every possible…
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