Poyetry

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bloodprice

Night after night, in
Ceremonies of
Savage atonement
Sacrifices to the
Greater good are
Gunned down
In parks,
On stoops,
At parties.
Death takes his
Necessary toll –
The city pays
So willingly
The charges
From mothers’
Empty pockets.


Betsy McKenzie
July 23, 2007

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