#BlackPoetsSpeakOut

A protest, online and in verse.

Kati Krause
Dec 4, 2014 · 3 min read

“Tell me something
what you think would happen if
everytime they kill a black boy
then we kill a cop
everytime they kill a black man
then we kill a cop”

“The saddest triptych
is in our blood.
Once I said, Our troubles
are passed down.
I would rather
dance hoodwinked
with the devil than be
alone,”

“Show me
A man who tells his children
The police will protect them,
And I’ll show you the son of a man
Who taught his children where
To dig. Not me. Couldn’t be. Not
On my knees. No citizen begs
To find anything other than forgiveness.”


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