It was as if the whole world had come to a standstill

Everyone was in the courtyard, frozen in place and waiting for a command.

I was sneaking around in the building, casing the place and watching.

What are they doing?

I began to call out the windows and ask “what is juneteenth?”

I yelled “remember juneteenth?”

I heard someone say “wait a minute, we are free.”

And they all started walking away and going on with their business.