for sandra bland


i want to

break down

or

break them

break in

break badges

break wrists

black fists.

but first

let me remove the hashtag from in front of her name

fingers

trying to remember the name of the one they got

this time; ain’t nothing been trendier than honey kissed corpses since

#WCW.

women crushed everyday.

traffic stop.

dirty cop.

clean cop.

damn spot.

lights hot.

“light you up”

on spot

off top

stomach knots

knees to rocks

black woman

doesn’t lose herself amidst the dirt and uniform and taser gun and violence

no.

finds herself

five years young and in the backseat

or

finds herself

28 years and smoking

sinning

breathing

sinning.

and nothing brings death closer to a black woman’s door than her

voice.

and

nothing takes less time than a warrant for black

death

on a road in Texas.

and no blessing

no Miranda rights read

will find her in the backseat

five years young

or in the front.

28 years and alive.

black and unwilling to surrender

like writer’s

block

comes

at the heaviest of

costs.

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  1. bsuslovic says:

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