heart rate quickens.

break.
pause.
breathe.
click on the link.

“freddie gray suffers neck injury while in police custody
six officers suspended
with pay.”

break.
blur out reality.

pause.
open a book.

breathe.
say a prayer.

anything. to distract yourself.

one week later:
“gray dies from neck injury.”

now,
speak up.
speak up.

vicious cycles aren’t they.
vietnam war, kent state university
baltimore, ferguson, staten island.

say a prayer
peace. peace. peace.

warmongers stole this land.
birthed it from discrimination
against native americans.
prospered by the slaves in africa.

they were humans too.
they are humans too.

warmongers stole this land.
so,
tell me.

what does justice mean
in a country that repeatedly
slips far from it?

another statistic

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