Murder Entitlement

Cop core culture cultivates racist malevolence,
The profiling pseudoscience.

Cop core contempt, rogue roving terrorists in blue,
Sadists through and through.

Cop core combatants harass, torture, then kill,
Another handcuffed man choked still.

Cop core cruelty depraved indifference to the defenseless.
This story of brutality is relentless.

Cop core criminal entitlement to murder at will,
The face of oppressive evil.

Thomas Wells’s poetry book “Complexions of Being” was recently released by Yorkshire Publishing. His poetry credits also include Caesura Journal, PS: It’s Poetry, Vols. I & II, an international poetry anthology, Dissident Voice, The Magnolia Review, The Opiate, and Tuck Magazine. Over several decades, his poems have appeared in Visions International, Cafeteria, Gargoyle, and West End Magazine. In 1982, he published his first chapbook of poetry titled "Native Steel" through Black Buzzard Press. He is a member of The Poetry Center of San Jose, California. Read other articles by Thomas.