Monday, June 23, 2014

Poem: smoke and water



June 21, 2014
For Andy


You went

to the church

burnt out

"They’re nice folks



kicked at the wood


you wrote


for trying to vote

smoking

to your


arrested for a flat

kicked loose at midnight

tortured

Jim Chaney cut worst


mom

buried in bleeding dam

by highstriding

whiteXristians


fifty years ago today

fifty years where you might have

rough earth


become more cautious

or fought on

burntsun

no bullet in the head

for equality

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