This Land

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This land is your land.

 

Gun shot.

 

This land is my land. 

 

Gun shot.

 

From Ferguson Market.

 

Gun shot.

 

To Canfield Green Apartments.

 

Gun shot.

 

From bullet casings.

 

Gun shot.

 

To unarmed bodies.

Gun shot.

 

 

This land was made for you and me.

 

 

This land is your land.

 

Gun shot.

 

This land is my land.

 

Gun shot.

 

From riot protests.

 

Gun shot.

 

To racial tension.

 

Gun shot.

 

From aflame buildings.

 

Gun shot.

 

To broken families.

 

This land was made for you and-

 

Gunshot.

 

 

 

...silence.

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