Ferguson, Missouri – November 24, 2014 after the Grand Jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing
18-year-old Michael Brown

“They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again, and when they do it seems that only children weep.”  —Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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I do not know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri
August 9th, 2014

I only know it was the product of the same

Mis
shapened
Fear 
full
Hope
less
Blind-
ass
Assumptions

That have lead to
Hate
Rebellion
War
Led to black teens
lying dead on America’s streets

Mothers screaming

And Ferguson now burns with anger

Justice not an ideal
but a jewel saved
just-for-us:


The insiders

The ones with the right addresses
The diplomas
And suits
And skin as white
and “pure” as snow

I do not know what happened
on the street of Ferguson, Missouri
August 9, 2014

But I know the decision to ignore it
feeds a story
that has not yet found its end
Naseem Rakha – November 25, 2014
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