I’ve not posted anything here in over a year. I wanted to leave a bit of a gap between my last life (which was great at Altify etc.) and my new life at 6Rockets. I had a lot of things in my head – I have been thinking a lot about diversity, sustainability, broken supply chains, wanton consumerism, AI and ML (oh, I ghost-wrote a book on Computer Vision, at the end of 2019, almost forgot that) – but there was not a lot I really wanted to say.
But now I am compelled to write. This is not the situation I wanted to be the catalyst to get me off my butt to write again, but the world is pretty broken and we can’t just stand by and watch.
So, I wrote this.
i can't breathe There is no vaccine for racism, That virus infects the soul No quarantine for bigotry Arrogance like that can't be controlled Ignorance is an ugly mirror And bias is what's reflected Within the fear of memories Are thoughts that are infected Spend your privilege wisely No prosthetic for a broken soul We don't get to stand by, say it wasn't me Not immune, you're on parole If they come for me in the morning They will come for you in the night Take this as Angela’s warning You know what to do. Do what's right. It is hard to think about George, but When you stop thinking, you lie Not herd immunity, heard community When you stop breathing, you die