Firing shots seem to be an acceptable
pastime in our neighborhoods.
Their echoes have rocked houses
and stolen lives ever since I can remember.
These shadow darts are known
to harden hearts, and call all to stand,
but no one is ever willing
unless it’s the police that’s killing.
Everyone has an excuse
unless it’s Zimmerman on the loose.
Isn’t Black life alive and hot like the Florida Strains, or
is it only a legitimate life source when taken by white hands?