“Nine: Twenty-Three”

(Time of Murder)

a moment of silence


resonating for generations

before and beyond


morality deliberates,

as a sown-seed bleeds

his father’s beneficiary

of burdened birth battles

long before the walmart in beavercreek, ohio


the immortality of privilege

dances with humanity,

ashes released,

moral fabric weakens with ease

affliction and dishonesty






Rest in Peace, John Crawford, III.

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