Friday, June 24, 2016

Blind


                             for Freddie Gray


62 years later

the Mississippi attorney general

closed the books

Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney

on the case of 3 civil rights workers

buried in separate graveyards

closed the books

not twinned

against the wishes of their parents

closed

side by side

Mississippi could not find

magnolias flourishing

two friends

graveyard

a sheriff or indict

crows caw

closed

air full of pollen

the owner where the three

wet

my friend Andy

were buried in a dam


Justice is blind, some say,

James Cheney mutilated

but Mississippi decked in white

sheets

all dead


staggers on


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