Sunday, July 20, 2014

Among Others Unnamed & Unmarked

 
for Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Aiyana Jones, Henry Glover, Justin Sipp, James Brisette, Ronald Madison, Kiymani Gray, Oscar Grant, Wharlest Jackson, Keith Atkinson, Rachel Corrie, Wendell Allen, Chavis Carter, Rekia Boyd, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, George Junnius Stinney Jr., Emmit Till, Ismail,Zakaria, Ahed, and Mohamed Bakr...
                      -Among Others  Unnamed  Unmarked





 
In a dark so deep
we cannot see it---
we are running
from memory.



                                                       a white
                                               girl’s flesh turning  
                                                under
                                            a weight           a bulldozer

 
a bare-chest    
pajama'd bottom
one bullet in Gentilly
 
 
                                                                    a bridge  after a storm
a mother's arm
shot off
near her child's body
 
                                                                                on a beach under sky fire
she
too shocked to scream.

 

 
 
How much     
is thirty-one years
worth
a stolen skull?
 
                                                    what of when you do scream?
                                                            I CAN'T BREATHE!
on an NYC street. 

 
Random:
how many of us are born double jointed?

 

With hands tied
one bullet in the brain
                                                                     who will call
                                                                   out our names?


 
 
Recollection is a fugue
we do(n’t)
remember
at will.

                                                                                     Cuz
                                                                    blood...
:

supremacy flattens
who you back
to fight back

 
Back.
Then.

                                                                     Now.

 
Who is left
to pick up
                                      the debris of bones?

 

Whose crush
makes you
juice?

 

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