All I Have To Say about Ferguson

is that I am not a cop with a badge and a gun

tasked to serve and protect


nor am I a black father or mother or brother

grieving over lost family or friend


nor am I a part of a community where

the line between black and white


are faded and not completely erased

but I am human


and I don’t need to be a cop, or be black,

or be part of a divided community


to know that there is something terribly wrong.



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