from the 2013 archives

What the H— Happened in Washington, DC? (a postcard poem)

a distressed driver
takes a wrong turn,
turning in a strange,
over-militarized city –
overturned and shutdown
and upside-down –
a fallen town –

and she panics…
did she really have to die?
and what was her sin?
her capital punishment
crime? Capital crime
in the capitol?

and which politician
gave the “shoot to kill”
order?  shoot to kill?
and why?

and who/what
have we all become?
“southern trees
bear strange fruit” –
and my soul is spinning
at 78 rpm.

please tell me again
why she had to die?

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