Videos of police brutality

Shouting through tearful eyes

But no one seems to listen.
Terrorism here against them

Over there, against us

Everywhere, “them” and “us.”
“What happened to we?”

I ask our mother

Her response, a breeze. 

409: Sea Of Jellyfish

Giant blue heaven,
Sea of jellyfish clouds,
Peaceful on my back.

A fallen cousin washed to shore;

So foreign, so inhuman,
A fat boy greets it—
Sharp shovel blade.

Demons flash the calm—
Memories called and aired:

Brothers and self;
Carried on the wind,
Baked in the sun,
Sliced to bits.