Friday, September 05, 2014

Hood Spotlight: Paterson, NJ (For Genesis Rincon #RIP) - a Tanka poem




Hood Spotlight: Paterson, NJ
(For Genesis Rincon #RIP 7.5.14)

Future’s bright, life’s good

Scooting to store in my Hood
Lost-ones. Shots. Screech. Cops.
Scattered shells, scooter fell - screams!
End scene - Never made thirteen



Tara S. Gause
© 2014

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Hood Spotlight: Charlotte, NC (For Jonathan Ferrell #RIP) - a Tanka poem




Hood Spotlight: Charlotte, NC
(For Jonathan Ferrell #RIP 9.14.13)

*knock!-knock!-knock!* "Please help"
Crashed male at Bradfield Farms door
THREAT! Sound the alarm
Bullets swarm due to dark hue
Flag flown half-staff at FAMU




Tara S. Gause
© 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

#LastWords (For Eric Garner #RIP) - a Tanka poem





#LastWords
(For Eric Garner #RIP 7.17.14)

Died by homicide
Cig man, loving Dad of six
NYPD pricks
with God complex chokehold neck
Last words received – “I can’t breathe” 

Tara S. Gause
© 2014
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#LastWords (For John Crawford III #RIP) - a Tanka poem




#LastWords

(For John Crawford III #RIP 8.5.14)

Just shopping while Black
Young man, toy gun in hand – BANG!
Bloody. Walmart. Floor.
These three words spieled - "It’s not real"

Killed! Cop blows smoke off hot steel
 

Tara S. Gause
© 2014
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hood Spotlight: Ferguson, MO (For Mike Brown #RIP) - a Tanka poem





Hood Spotlight: Ferguson, MO
(For Michael Brown #RIP 8.9.14)

“My hands up, don’t shoot!”
BANG! times 6 – no weapon found
4 hours on ground
U.S. propaganda prey
Absent - St. Lou U first day


Tara S. Gause
© 2014
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