“Make America Great Again”
“Make America Great Again” they say. with their empty promises for a better way. It begs the question when was this country great? who did this country serve? take a minute, concentrate on who got the better jobs the better homes the better schools who weren’t afraid of the cops who weren’t treated like mules the land of the free the home of the brave except for me and you cause they took our rights away for eating for breathing for loving for reaching for a phone to call help but no one was there they’d just sit and stare as they gave us thoughts and prayers. we can no longer give power to the white cis straight man or things will never change justice won’t see the light of day so instead let’s fight to make america great for all cause there’s a first time for everything we just have to answer the call.
“the killer who serves”
i walk all alone when i start to hear the sirens of death as a cop car appears. waves of paranoia crash unto my soul as my mind thinks of ways this moment could go. each breath could be my last each blink won’t stop my tears as i toss and i turn as to life comes my fears. i see him lift his gun i see him shout at me to put my hands up as i beg and i plead for him to spare me life because i don’t want to die i don’t wanna be a hashtag and i don’t want my family to cry. my life rests in the hands of a white racist middle aged man. who’s given a lethal weapon that he uses to threaten anyone deemed a danger to our society but we know what that means to him, i’m just a bag of meat.