When the Verdict Drops

When the verdicts drops
Temporary route
Justice denied, dream deferred
Media white-out—
…Wilson’s shots loudest heard?
When the verdict drops
Like harsh, bitter crops
Through FOX-box psy-ops
Force the state adopts
Co-signing killer cops—
Principles it swaps
Corporate Cyclops
Wealth that co-opts
No resistance STOPS—
Battles jus’ workshops!

Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.