Statistical Haiku (Or, How Do They Discount Us? Let Me Count The Ways) Poem by Evie Shockley

Statistical Haiku (Or, How Do They Discount Us? Let Me Count The Ways)

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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

every 3 minutes
a black child is born into poverty—
pine needles line the forest floor

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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Evie Shockley

Nashville / Tennessee / United States
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