Criminal Justice Complex

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:09 -- Chilli


Black bodies,

swarm in

squeezed; shoved



The built bodies behind the metal bars

costs more than thousands of gold and silver.

Priceless, because it's free labor.

Mass incarceration of black men

Picked out from the street


at the mercy of the courts' feet.

A replay 

of slavery days

with the first ship of African slaves---


Black bodies

swarm in

squeezed; shoved



The built bodies within the ships

costs more than a thousand words from the lips.

Priceless, because it was a free trip.


There are more black prisoners right now

than there are slaves in 1850! 

The War on Drugs

was a war against black bodies!

Privatized to be the continuation of slavery. 

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