Mood: My Mask is On!

My current mood is angry as hell! How many more videos are we to watch of police killing our people? I am at work angry as fuck, but no one can tell because I have my mask on! 

Y'all know what I am talking about. You have to go to work. Your office isn't a safe place to emote your feelings of hearing/seeing another black man killed at the hands of the police. You can't go to work and be the angry black person. 



We all will spend the day upset and grieving the lost of another brother. Heartbroken. Confused. Angry. All while trying to think of what way they will spin their actions to justify this murder. Hopeful for justice, but not naive enough to think it'll ever happen. 

So instead we are all at work saying another name. Alton Sterling. 

Practice self care today family! We wear the mask...


We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!
— Paul Laurence Dunbar