Full Moon in Tuskegee

My Haiku response to the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee
Full Moon in Tuskegee
full Moon in Tuskegee
the mirror I long stare, so
long truth shines through
the muses bring tricks
warning, fools! victims! …although
holding trust is brave
you knew betrayal many
seasons of unjust
yet, when I watch close
your cadence and step always
the peaceful warrior
could it be you want
each of our days, better than
the last, life so brief
Background: Yesterday was the Full Moon, so I thought it might be useful to ask the moon to illuminate what maybe I am missing. What can I learn that needs to be heard right now (for me)?
What I heard is that Trusting is brave and necessary to successfully adapt.
So I suspended my current rage against patriarchy, misogyny, racism, to believe this other message as useful. I’m glad that I am able to see another perspective, even for a brief moment.
The U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee was basically a 40 year study of Black Men in Tuskegee (Macon, Alabama) where the medical authority withheld information about curable treatment and even more. It was found to be medically unethical and not even secret (very known) across the CDC & US Government. President Clinton formally apologized for the wrongs. You can read about it on the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/) and other locations.

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