Outstanding, Russell Fox! A sad, contemporary story wrapped in the arms of a poem, exposing life as a person of color in America.

I’ve often said that men have no idea how difficult and frightening it is to be a woman in our society, always worrying about where to park, who is walking behind me, how dark it will be when heading home, can I trust that man I just met, should I have a second drink, are my doors and windows locked. Then, I think of non-whites in our society and realize the fear and risk of unwarranted violence is so much worse for them.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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