How To Get Away with Murder
By Johnierennee Nia Nelson
Live in the U.S. A.
Wear a badge; wear plain clothes.
Wear white skin.
Make sure your target
is a young black (or brown) male
-the younger, the better.
Choke, strangle and suffocate your victim.
Shoot your target from a distance.
Shoot your target from up close.
Create your own narrative
of why your “savage” actions were warranted.
Present your fabrication to a state-level grand jury.
When that grand jury
grants the wishes of the
… flash a smug smile.
will stun, mystify and confuse
certain segments of the American public.
People of color already know
that this is the American way.
P.S. “I can’t breathe.”