I too mourn the burning of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
I too sing Ave Maria with the thousands gathered in tears around the sight.
But where is the mourning for the black churches burning throughout the South – eight sacred places gutted since 2014?
Where are the thousands of witnesses gathered around these fires crying, singing Lift Every Voice and Sing?
A cathedral burns.
It is live streamed to millions around the world.
It will be on the news for days.
A black church burns.
The world turns
its ash streaked face away.