Double Standard

When a
police officer
is killed
it is
a tragedy.

When a
black person
is killed
it is
a statistic.

Heath Brougher is the poetry editor for Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Award for Best Magazine. He is a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award. He won Taj Mahal Review's 2018 Poet of the Year Award. His newest books are "To Burn in Torturous Algorithms" (Weasel Press, 2018) and "The Ethnosphere's Duality" (Cyberwit.Net, 2018). Read other articles by Heath.