every object will remain            in uniform motion in a straight line
unless compelled to change its state by     action of             force
force is          change 
momentum            in time
for every action           there is    equal              reaction


                  remain          in        motion
compel   change          by      action
equal              in momentum     change in time
nature        is     equal

every                                                                                              line                                   is change  
every action             is                                                       change 

change by action 

Oh, My Word! Thank you for reading this poem. I wanted to write something relatively short and concise for this week because, right now, I believe it is most pertinent to use my voice and platform to amplify the voices of the Black community. Here are links to other poems and essays you can read that have been helpful to me:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/52005/i-look-at-the-world

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/becoming-a-parent-in-the-age-of-black-lives-matter/612448/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/58377/riot-56d23cb395a01

https://poets.org/poem/small-needful-fact

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/too-short-lives-black-men/600628/

Additionally, here is a link to ways that you can help the Black Lives Matter movement as well as a link to further anti-racism resources:

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic

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Hello! I am a poet and essayist who sometimes likes to share her work with the world! I am currently an English major at the University of Iowa and write as often as I can (when not spiraling into the black voids of the internet).

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