BEYOND BARS: Dallas and Baton Rouge, July 2016 (Poem)

By Gary Hicks
Berkeley, CA

(for all of the fallen, no questions asked
for now)

mental disorders
a permanent feature
of colonial warfare

these days of spilt blood
consigning terror to verse
barely describes it

time of clarity
malcolm’s chickens home roosting
specter of fanon

like a boomerang
what went around came around
from now on heads up!