Press conference in Uvalde, Texas, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Why good guys with guns flunk out
(In schools near you)
They were the bullies—taunting and
mocking creative kids—or creatives
Bullied to tears. They were animal
torturers; rotten, dirty tricksters least
Liked— least likely legally laid.
Failed jocks—highlight plays coming
After the whistle—
Boxers whose best work was below the
Closet klansmen/Hitler-lovers jackin’ off
on Mein Kampf
Now, they’ve grown bigger, stronger on
Vitamin S—backed by gangs posing as
‘unions’ with lotsa guns; loads of loot;
Impunity—and 24/7 Cop-a-ganda…
Now, they are the framers—finding fathers—
finding magic powder, pills, joints, knives,
Guns in coats and cars. Now, they are Amerikkka’s
Finest fiction writers—Superb testa-lying under oath!
Travel agents shipping working-poor people upstate
to scurvy infernos for slow motion assassinations…
Now, they are God with Glock, weaponized knees and arms.
White supremacist magicians transforming common situations
into dramatic dances of death! Makers of ‘split-second’
decisions: which one of us thousand will die at their hands this
‘Split-second’ decisions: Beating First Amendment urges out of
oppressed peoples; Firing flash-bang grenades into faces of Marchers,
blowing their eyeballs out… ‘Split-second’ decisions: Ramming and
bumping protestors with patrol cars; And ordering pregnant people
down on the ground with ‘less lethal’ love for fetuses— Than 4th
graders with 10 yrs. experience and Saturn-sized dreams…
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Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet;
BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC.
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