Words for #Ferguson

there are words tonight
there are always words:
they just come bloodier—but not
so bloody as six
bullet holes—and gorier
than an everyday opening of veins
and sanitary bleeding on a white page

there are make-believe streets
with real blood

there are not issues of race
there are victims & victors of race

there are words
and there is blood
and the dead still burn for both
and the living, the living, the living…?

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