In the summer of 2016, it seemed as if unarmed black men were being killed by the police everyday. It was a constant 3 months of a new black man being hashtagged on social media. The reality of being a black man in this country, means that you’re somehow a threat to society. Pushing the narrative that being black is monolithic, and if you’ve had one bad interaction with a black person, then that’s how they all are. During that entire summer, genuine fear and anxiety would circulate through my veins. The end result was the first piece of poetry that I had ever written, entitled “Black In America.” When I stepped back and looked at the piece I had written, I heard the Lord say to me, “You CAN do this!” Then and there, the concept “Letters To A Blind Man” was born. Everyone can SEE what’s going on in America, but no one wants to be a WITNESS!!