I love poems. I follow dozens of poets on Twitter and subscribe to the Poetry Foundation and poets.org so I can stay up to date with new and classic pieces. Spoken word or written, poetry is necessary for healing in any situation. I find myself grasping for new expressions of truth and beauty, pain and heartache in today’s America. Poets like Clint Smith and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib speak life through their diction and describe my thoughts perfectly. I hope these pieces bring you healing as well.