His name: the ultimate act of resistance (a poem)

#DontSayHisName

His name is his currency
His name is his affirmation
His name is his satisfaction
His name is everywhere

Refuse to speak it
Refuse to recite it
Refuse to write it
Refuse to print it

Speak only the office
Speak only the title
Speak only the role
Speak only the political distinction

Omit his name from the news
Omit his name from history
Erase his name from memory
Erase his name

When no one repeats his name
When no one speaks his name
When no one thinks his name
When no one acknowledges his name

His name will cease to exist
His impact will cease to exist
His importance will cease to exist
His power will cease to exist

He will cease to exist

(30 April 2017)

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