Still He Resisted: Black Boy Beaten In DC


Even now, even here, even under blow and gun we resist.
 
Still he resisted when they stopped him without cause.
 
Still, he resisted when they snatched him from his dog.
 
Still, he resisted, arms folded behind his back.
Still, he resisted, eyes burnt bright with pepper.
Still he resisted, punch to the front of his head.
 
Still he resisted, as support only came in word and eye.
 
Still he resisted, knowing death was more common than justice.
 
Still he resisted, with tongue armed, head high, face bludgeoned.
 
Still he resisted, because it all we have ever done.
 
Even now, even here, even under blow and gun we resist, and witness, us living til death.

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