Safety Off

When the safety’s off,
you can hear the shots where
quiet neighbourhoods
previously stood;

firecracker bakeries,
muted livelihoods.

Disembodied
screams about
cops robbing
us of our
lives.

Police presence in
every polemical message shared
between opposite sides.

March on the Capitol,
blockade the National
Mall.

When the safety’s off,
and we resort to throwing
rocks, it’s because
liberty’s become
our liability
and we’ll willingly stand
here all night to
satiate our
appetite for

one
honest
conversation.

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