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Livid, window exhibition

Paragon Arts Gallery

July 22 – September 13, 2020, window exhibition

poem in window



Anger ain’t even the right word

Worried about some stores

they’ve got some fucking nerve

This is us in minor, still pretty low-key

Nobody’s out here shooting them

and getting paid leave


Can’t even run, can’t even take a drive

Can’t be safe at home, can’t even live our lives


Talking about resisting

Knowing it’s all lies

Calling for assistance

Killing after we comply


We have the right to know, do we not?

Why someone can be a killer and still be a cop

We want this shit to stop and we want to know why

We only get 1 option: be black and die

 — T

image of the poem

Paragon Arts Gallery Window Exhibitions

With the temporary closure of the physical Gallery and Portland Community College campuses due to COVID-19, we are offering exhibitions in our windows (815 N. Killingsworth) for viewing from the street and also reproduced here on our website.

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