Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Rookie - 466 Points (16 January 1968 / Umuahia, Nigeria)

Fatal Shots - Poem by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

They rang out clear on the spine of the night,
Smashing stained glass of basement churches
And disembowelling pots of truths.
Aiming at the tendons of hate from
Lone-eyed monsters,
The slugs, flaming and fertile,
And with sparks of racial rage,
Penetrate America's gloom
With a boom.

Topic(s) of this poem: police brutality


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 1, 2015


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