Shutters, D. Avery
Windows shuttered against black
night falls dark on the white house
The best defense a fence
barred and bricked
a strong offense a long rope (or short)
Short straws short sticks short fuses
spark oh, the best defense is a steady knee that presses
home the point
If they get off their knees, (for which it stands
to reason that) they will demand!
Crossing lines long held indivisible.
Liberties have been taken
and lives, so many lives. We’ve lost
our humanity sold
into bondage every time we shutter
our houses divided
until we unite
until there’s justice for all.