Sand Town, Pig Town, euphemizes for dismissed
neighborhoods, scabs on the murder Inc map.
they still bleed
retched ignorance and low test scores
Stds and poverty
too many agendas, blocks in their heads
Tax time, first of the month, food stamps and free clinics
abortions, head aches, white flight
hand shakes down town, and empty mouths to the west.
Landscapes filled with littered debris bodies
cars on blocks, painted veil front doors and black hallow windows
fires in the winter
smoldered in the summer
Young black male, 21 last spotted on the 500 block of Fulton Avenue, young black male, late twenties spotted on the 2700 block of James street, young black male, 25, survived by two children and an estranged street corner, two black males, last seen on the corner of Pratt and MLK,
Young Caucasian male,
police suspect foul play, identity unreleased till all relatives are notifiedâ€¦