Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

False Flag

another suburban school shooting makes the front page
while here in the inner city it’s another day
that can (literally) take your breath away
either way you’ll say

and do what you always do
claim it’s a false flag
that it’s not true
whatever is different than your beliefs is conviently labeled fake news
while here in the margins over on page two

another black kid is dead
caught in the crossfire of turfwar lead
last time i checked blood is the same color
no matter where you lay your head
you think otherwise you’ve been misled

(ps i think there’s an answer in a book i read)

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