National Poetry Month Day 6

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 —

Excerpt:

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.

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