On Alton Sterling

Another beautiful brown body
Lies face-down on the bloody ground while
Talking heads indulge their privilege:
Opting to ignore the truth and
Negate our outrage. “He
Shouldn’t have been doing
That,” they say, “that” being whatever
Egregious sin gave the triggermen
Reasons to gun him down. “Black
Lives Matter!” we scream until hoarse.
Indifferent and armed they disagree,
Notching another one on their broken blue belts.
God bless America.


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