10 to 6…

10 to 6

clock’s been locked
in that position for years
thought about rewinding it again
but it always stops at the same spot
like the history of racial freedom

actuarial dilemma…

actuarial dilemma

are they
still counting
yes
i thought
they’d be done
by
now
they’re not
weren’t they supposed
to
be done
yes
so what’s
taking
so long
people
keep on
denying
and
defying
common sense
so
they keep on
dying
from
the virus

steady as a rock…

steady as a rock...

all those marches
for folks murdered by police
can’t sway the scales of justice
the fulcrum’s rusted
nothing can move it

 

 

republican voter suppression…

shadows of yesterday
lingering behind closed eyes
muted moments of life
held in fear‘s bondage
to make freedom unobtainable

cartels..

drug lords and politicos
selling dreams by the gram
to anyone paying the price
personal profits first
other’s deaths the cost of doing business