Black Lives Matter :: photo by Phil Roeder

the hooves of history chase a country

through a guillotine          a driver’s side

the squad car’s open window

and you are the white man sleeping
in the house at the top of a hill

an inheritor in the will
of your grandfathers’ stables

your wiped clean record

can you awaken from your riot of silence?
your clammy fists
your cold chest

the empty big house other people
bought for you and other people cleaned

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