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Lives On The Line

by Howard A. Fergus

Trayvon Martin has passed

into the main stream of black history.

Zimmerman has made the grade cum laude

into the ivory record written blood-red.

 

The stream flooded in a Florida

palace of justice with a muddy overflow

onto the streets and painful reverberations

in Brixton Montgomery and  Montserrat.

 

Trayvon is declared dead. Full stop.

We will cancel the stop, change

the tenor of the song, a bar at a time

change the audit of wrong. So many lives on the line.

 

Howard A. Fergus

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by Howard A. Fergus

Trayvon Martin has passed

into the main stream of black history.

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Zimmerman has made the grade cum laude

into the ivory record written blood-red.

 

The stream flooded in a Florida

palace of justice with a muddy overflow

onto the streets and painful reverberations

in Brixton Montgomery and  Montserrat.

 

Trayvon is declared dead. Full stop.

We will cancel the stop, change

the tenor of the song, a bar at a time

change the audit of wrong. So many lives on the line.

 

Howard A. Fergus