After George Floyd and Nate Lyday
Another killer cop
another cop killed
a world in flame
turned to more flame
for recourse
and reparation
But wild meets wild
and hammer
replaces gavel
to bat its righteous
causes again
to the wind
as shattered glass
works stores
into battlements
city streets
into trenches
God promised
a fire this time
a second baptism
beyond politics
and gas
and flash-bangs
something so bright
we'd all see together
So each takes
their turn
staring directly
into the sun
to dry stinging tears
from their eyes

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