Where?

Is justice a part of our society for all or only for some people?

Is justice a part of our society for all or only for some people?

 

 

His past, good or bad, does not matter.

He had the right to walk outside unharmed

and unarmed.

Hands in pockets?

He had the right.

Stood still on a corner?

He had the right.

Laughed loudly?

He had the right.

Where are these old and new

Jim  Crow laws kept?

We must read them before

We stand accused.

In the police chief’s safe?

In the police car window?

On a chalk board in the jail?

Tell us–

Where do we go to make

right what was never wrong?

Where do we go to avoid

illegal death that makes mama cry.

Tell us-

We DIE to know.

 

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