Blue Collared Hoodies, or GROWING UP THE MOTHER OF A BLACK SON IN AMERICA or “My Baby Was Murdered Today”

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my baby was murdered today.
my baby was murdered today
because of his morbid enemy’s bastardization of
“stand your ground”.
his offense?
the hue of his skin,
the volume of his music,
the sag of his pants,
his friends lack of whiteness,
a walk in the rain,
his choice to take a shortcut,
his love of a bag of skittles.
my baby was murdered and got no justice today
because of the denial of the pink elephant in the courtroom
wearing a polka dotted tutu and
a blue collared hoodie labeled BIGOT.
my baby was murdered today

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