an abundance of caution…

the seeds of hatred
beneath the nation’s soil
need only warm blood
to bring forth the rotting corpse
of injustice to full bloom



from broken windows
fear’s eyes peer into the night
seeing what’s not there
for ghost stories have been told
by those who thrive upon lies



i’ve begun to think
should have done this years ago
could have avoided
the imposed sins of my skin
and act like slavery’s gone