Friday, May 11, 2018

This is America, 2018 (Day 478)


This is America. 
You can’t shoot people 
for doing drugs. You can 
put them in jail. But you can’t 
kill them. Unless they’re black—
especially if they are 
black men—then, go ahead 
and shoot. If they are
disabled, go ahead
and mock them. If they are
women, go ahead 
and assault them. If they are
different—in terms of 
age 
or size 
or color 
or gender 
or sexuality 
or spirituality
or even the amount 
of money in their piggy 
banks? Yep. 
Go ahead and shoot 
after all. This is America. 
We can’t shoot people
for doing drugs. We can
put them in jail, so we are 
no longer forced to look 
into the mirrors of their eyes.



(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

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