For High Cool Heat

 It’s gunite, shotcrete,

fast powder spark that triggers

solid violence.

 

Licensed to carry

wrong law and fierce lawd put life

asunder. Begun.

 

Police poetry:

hands in, up, over, out—gone.

Got you, Negro. Die.

 

F sound follows Gun.

Fear. Force. Fire. Fail. Face. Fact. Fate.

Unacceptable.

 

taillights

Photo by Matt Banks. Published on 28 July 2011
Stock photo – Image ID: 10051695 Freedigitalphotos.net

NOTE: I usually do not write about injustice, but the video of a black man being shot by police IN FRONT OF A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL and her mother was a horror for which I had to find words.

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