National Poetry Month Day 6

Kathryn Douglas
1 min readApr 14, 2017


Another #napomo fav Day 6. What I Learned at The Academy/ Another Officer’s Confession/for Eric Gardner #nationalpoetrymonth From Ligatures, Denise Miller, Rattle chapbook winner #fergusonsyllabus #favoritechapbooks

Ligatures reveals the honesty and depth that is lost in the media that reports on murders of black people by police. Using first-hand accounts, as reported, Denise Miller forces us to closely examine our perception of American dogma and it’s reality. — from Rattle web review

More choke than hold, my arm —


More choke than hold, my arm—

the sound of begging, his breath—

his head to concrete, my hand—

my right arm around his thick of neck.