November 30, 2014

Lynne Thompson

SONNET CONSISTING OF ONE LAW

You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.
You remain free to kill black boys.

Poets Respond
November 30, 2014

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Lynne Thompson: “This sonnet was written the morning after the ‘prosecutor’s’ announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict police officer Wilson on any of the five counts alleged against him.” (website)