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#Haikai Challenge #141: Justice — Blue Death

#Haiku Happenings #1 (6/1/20): Jade Li’s latest #senryu sequence for my current #Haikia Challenge!

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Minneapolis:
land of white snow and dark hearts –
one more chalked outline.

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Means of movement for
vehicular homicide –
a reason to kill.

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Persons of color,
your mandatory choices:
death, cage, tom, drugs, star.

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With every badge
comes training, fraternity –
license to kill.

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Blue eyes fear brown eyes
cops’ optic nerves triggered –
so many ways to kill.

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Given few choices
each ends in suffering pain —
blue death on our throats.

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If we were monsters
like you, you’d be dead –
stop killing us.

(the last 2 are written from the perspective of color as best I’m able to)

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) about justice, particularly justice for Black people that continually endure disproportionate violence…

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