CatastroLies

violence erupts

encore in gore

in restricted zones

(read: outside the ‘hood)

shocked voices

outrage

at the desecration

of their invulnerability

in “safe”

suburbia

“family” neighborhoods

 

as if

horrific brutality

bypasses homes

with well-heeled lintels

and attached garages

 

as if

those who violate

personal sanctity

are never wolves

in pastors’ robes

 

as if

hordes of children

women (and yes, men)

don’t paint

obsequious complacency

over cuts and bruises

 

as if

the family is not

unit of maltreatment

grand central

damage station

 

as if

abject terror

wretched wriggling

into unavailable corners

is a new experience

among scores

in “safe” communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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