Sacrifice

From Not Everything is a Eulogy, to be published by Penmanship Books

by crystal valentine


 

Black man

           Silver bullet

White man

           White man’s badge

 

We all know how this ends.

 

Open casket

Weeping widow

Prays to God,

Says    He was a good man

God nods     like an understanding father

 

Says    So was my son.

 

See?

Sacrifice.