For Being First

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Dedicated to Harvey Milk

It should’ve been just another Monday

You were the first

You had prepared

You knew the danger was imminent

But even so

You appeared each day

Beige carpet became your final bed

Forever dedicated to your passion

He was angry

scared

insecure

Walking down the hall

Needing someone to blame

Just a normal day

Paperwork and meetings

Until that moment

The shot began a new era

Five years?

Only five years for his crime?

He didn’t take responsibility

No one truly blamed him

Or his hatred

For what he did to you