Baton Rouge 2016

Baton Rouge 2016

staring down
armored white police
slender in the face
of their bulk
bare-shouldered
a young brown
woman, present
and resolute—
one woman
dress billowing
took her stand
saw untruth
and revealed it
for all to see

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

I welcome comments and discussion!

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