Trayvon Martin|

(For Trayvon Martin)


Some of us

still can’t believe

you’re gone

You should be

enjoying the summer

laughing and celebrating

the school year just ended

and looking forward to your future

I heard today

Police Chief Lee

who failed to arrest

Zimmerman after

you were viciously and senselessly


was fired

Reading on

I saw that he had resigned

and received full

retirement benefits

a 3 month severance

and one week’s salary

and any earned compensation

according to his contract

The article said

“We need to move forward”

I wasn’t sure if I should

laugh or cry

do they think this empty gesture

will really make

a difference

do they think they are going

to prevent protests and riots

fueled by ignorance and hate

and injustice started by George Zimmerman

dear child

I am very sorry this had to happen

to you

I am very angry this had to  happen at all

and since abolition

nothing has really changed at all

dear child

I wish you could forgive us

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