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 forthcoming poetry book “Complexions of Being,” is scheduled for publication by Yorkshire Publishing. His poetry credits also include Caesura Journal, PS: It’s Poetry, a poetry anthology, Dissident Voice, The Magnolia Review, The Opiate Journal, and Tuck Magazine. His poetry has won contest awards. Over the decades, his poetry has appeared in small journals including Visions International, Cafeteria, Gargoyle, and West End Magazine. In 1982, he published a chapbook of poetry titled "Native Steel" available from Black Buzzard Press. Read other articles by Thomas.