why 2016 be continuous poem
never ending list of names
206 unarmed ghost
haunted by blue and red lights
videos that blend
2016 left philando’s daughter
front row seat to her fathers execution
make us question
what crimes are worthy of a death sentence?
is it too much to plead for a conviction,
when we haven’t gotten trial in years?
should we call the police knowing we are risking our own execution?
every jumpshot identical,
eagerness in recurrence.
h o l s t e r t r i g g e r p u l l
repetition in race extermination.
patterns in autopsies.
uninterrupted sharpness in lack of trials.
conviction a supernatural occurrence.
winds commence sirens and pull over.
tectonic plates rearrange officer to car.
sun sets demands window down.
rain gushing need your license.
lightning collides out car.
thunder smack body on concrete.
storm calms dead.
whole encounter a natural catastrophe.