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Black Man And White Cop Tanka

written in response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict for the killing of George Floyd and Joe Biden's remarks

for a moment
our country can breathe without fear...
until somewhere
some young black man collides
with the shadow of a white cop

FYI: ... This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America. Let's also be clear that such a verdict is also much too rare... excerpted from Remarks by President Biden on the Verdict.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: death,trials,racism,political,police brutality
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