It’s not about race.

Posted: 27/11/2014 in Poetry
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“It’s not about race”, they say, a mantra that goes on as police lights are shone in the faces of the dark.

“It’s not about race”, they say, no repentance in that sentence as murder committed without a prison sentence.

“It’s not about race”, they say, “he was just doing his job not wanting to be shot” by the gun that never was.

“It’s not about race”, they say, sons and daughters taken, not murder but identity mistaken.

“It is about race”, we say, at the funeral, no longer blindsided by the spoken words that ceased and desisted with the final hand of dirt on that little white lie.

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