White man in Target with machine gun around the back.
No one made a fuss because they saw he wasn’t black.
But Jordan Crawford was a Target in that WalMart for holding a toy gun as if he made the decision not smart.
For s’more information he was just getting chocolate and graham crackers
They left him with his blood spattered
I heard “fired” and Mike Brown and figured it involved the LA Lakers
Next thing I know ‘Unarmed Black Teen Killed’ is headlining the papers
And at the time I couldn’t afford
another story then I looked to LA to read about Ezell Ford.
I’m just tryna Eric Garner support for these brothas.
Too many sons leaving their mothers.
Too many riots.
Too many people choosing to stay quiet
Too many black figures telling me why it’s
best to come in peace and work with the police
When coming in peace leads to bullets spilling your guts out piece by piece
All because he swore he saw his piece
And piece by piece they’re taking us out methodically
so they can create their masterpiece
& it’s been like this since we
feared massa’s piece.
They call it taking out the trash.
They looked at Darius Simmons and laughed.
Black is beautiful
but we’re fighting to survive tooth and cuticle
Leave many of us wishin
to wash off the sin
that is our skin
But exactly how they killed a man in a Florida prison
180-degree water Rainey down in pain
Pieces of his skin clogging the drain
Advent Prompt #14: Jealousy. (Or what
happens when Chris and Darren realize that only one of them can go to
the Star Wars premiere). 2K [AO3] Read Previous Advent fics on: AO3 | Tumblr
Darren’s stuck in Los Angeles traffic
when he gets the phone call. “Hey you,” he answers. “I’m headed
your way now but the freeway is pretty backed up. It’ll probably be
another twenty minutes or so.”
Chris sighs. “Okay…”
“Sorry,” Darren apologizes.
“Not exactly. When you get here, we
need to talk,” Chris manages, sounding uneasy.
“Um… okay? Are you breaking up
with me?” Darren asks, laughing nervously.
“What? No, no, definitely not.
Although who knows, you might want to break up with me by the end of the night.”
Darren’s really not liking where this
conversation is headed. He’s never been one for vagueness or beating
around the bush. “Chris, just tell me now, please? Don’t torture me
for the next half hour until I get to your place.”
“I thought you said twenty minutes
“And that was my optimistic view of
the traffic. But given that I’ve barely moved five feet since
then…” he trails off.
“Yeah, fair enough. So, I got a ticket in
the mail today,” Chris admits.
“Dude, seriously, is that all? You got
another parking fine? Who fucking cares,” Darren scoffs, shaking
his head fondly.
“No, not that kind of– I got a ticket to the
premiere,” Chris explains.
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