Monday, December 8, 2014

Guilt by Color

(a haiku quartet)
by Jim Rapp 

If you are a cop –
a white man patrolling a
black neighborhood – stop 

Nothing you do can
be viewed through any lens but
race – you are the man 

You’re not permitted
to act or refuse to act
when crime’s committed 

Turn your tin badge back
and pretend you didn’t see –
thugs have cred you lack

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