Cover Photo: Photo by Paul Sabelman/flickr
Photo by Paul Sabelman/flickr

What If: On Black Lives and Mental Health

“What if Granny had grabbed a weapon to protect herself from the invisible people?”

Do I really have a choice? Are you okay?

the cops are your friends

Must you be so loud at one o’clock in the morning? Must the entire neighborhood hear our melodrama?

How are these doctors helping her,

I need to hurry up and get home,

Perhaps her Alzheimer’s just advanced suddenlyIt happens sometimesMaybe her body couldn’t metabolize all of her medications

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Jodi M. Savage is a writer and attorney living in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her online at and on Twitter: @macreflections.   

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