12/4/14, 9pm: at the end of a march in Brooklyn for Eric Garner, we were encouraged to take 7 minutes of silence in honor of him. hundreds of people all in one place, right outside the Barclays Center, silent.
except for police radios and helicopters.
felt too striking not to document.
(a few people around me on the edge were talking some to each other, shows up more in the recording than it did in the moment, and at about 3:38, my cell phone vibrates)
To download and print this poem, click THE DATA WILL DEGRADE by Alex Ayling