Evie Shockley

Nashville / Tennessee / United States
Evie Shockley
Nashville / Tennessee / United States
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Statistical Haiku (Or, How Do They Discount Us? Let Me Count The Ways)

Rating: 3.3
only 3 of 100 black boys
entering kindergarten will graduate college—
in the night sky, shooting stars

every day a black person
under 20 years old commits suicide—
plucked magnolia blossom's funereal perfume

a black man is 700% more likely
than a white man to be sentenced to prison—
scattered thundershowers in may
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: pain
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COMMENTS
A B Faniki 28 September 2019
Greate write it is a painful image thus. SMH
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A B Faniki 28 September 2019
Nice one
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