How Many 

How many 


black people

gunned down 

in our streets 

by keepers

of the peace

is too many?


Too many 

keep missing

this piece - 

Black 

Lives

Don't 

Matter


Yet


America 

when will you

cease to fear 

our warm 

brown skin

and ebony hair?


Oh church, 

how long 

before you 

see us

and 

speak up 

for us? 


Like you, 

I'm waiting 

on the evidence. 


Terence Crutcher 

Rodney Hess

Jordan Edwards 

Alton Sterling

Philando Castile

too late

I speak your name.



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