Monday, May 28, 2018

Encased,
the triangle-folded flag hangs on the wall.
Below it, the framed snapshot:
  a uniformed man smiles for the camera.

Some decided to send.
Some decided to go.
Most decided for the silence
that gives consent.

This man’s killing need not have been.
Cry out! Protest!

Tom Keene
June 10, 2016