King said he'd been to the mountain top,
said he'd seen the Promised land,
but what promise?
how many more black people
have to go dead?
blue knee on neck of handcuffed George Floyd.
no knock bullets shot through Breonna Taylor's door.
armed police always say they are afraid
after they make war.
afraid of what?
afraid of who?
fear is the mask they wear
to disguise the demons
lurking deep inside
the private corners of their nights.
is their fear real or is it imagined?
dis-ease or rabid dog rage?
how many more injustices will it take?
is justice blind or is she just blindfolded?
or is it just the same old America
turning stark black truth into same old white lies?