Police lights; remain calm.
Bang. Seven shots.
Hysterics, tears, shouting.
Close your eyes, little brown girl.
Maintain your innocence for just one more day.
One peek. Left eye.
Blood stained shirt.
Close your eyes.
Second peek. Right eye.
Motionless body. Heartbreak.
Useless trial. Same verdict.
The banging of a blood-soaked gavel releases the jury.
Let’s begin to heal they say.
and brace for more sirens.
Will we make it home?
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