• Mwatabu S Okantah


Updated: Jun 9

King said he’d been to the mountain top,

Said he’d seen the Promised Land,

But what promise?

What land?

Another video.

Another black man dead.

Another Police-white-man.

Officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

He was handcuffed.

He was surrounded by three other Policemen.

They will say they were afraid.

Afraid of what?

Afraid of who?

Fear is the mask they wear

To disguise the monster

They harbor inside

The private corners of their worlds.

Is their fear real or is it imagined?

Is it sick?

Is it madness?

How many videos will it take?

Or is it just the same old America

Being what America has

Always been?

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