This is how the rich abandon the poor
we forget them because we can, over and
Don’t you see?
This is how the poor stay voiceless
common slaves to our dictates, they cannot
hold us to account
Do you see?
This is how the poor die young
victims of the impunity that pays
cops for their blood
Have you seen?
The blood, blood
on the street
it cries out
Even if you don’t
First published in Collective Unrest: http://collectiveunrest.com/2019/04/10/bleeding-out/