Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Room of My own: Black Man and White Cop Tanka

written in response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict for the killing of George Floyd and Joe Biden's remarks

for a moment
our country can breathe without fear ...
until somewhere
some young black man collides
with the shadow of a white cop

FYI:  ... This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America. Let’s also be clear that such a verdict is also much too rare... excerpted from Remarks by President Biden on the Verdict.

1 comment:

  1. My tanka set below could be read as a poetic response the story about "until somewhere ..."

    (Random) Street Check, a tanka set about "proactive" policing and "racial" profiling

    alone in the glare
    of police car headlights
    I become small
    and smaller

    in the dark
    I dash to and fro
    nowhere, this Beast
    imagined or real

    NeverEnding Story, September 14, 2020