Howie Good is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, including most recently The Death Row Shuffle (Finishing Line Press), The Trouble with Being Born (Ethel Micro Press), and Gunmetal ... [+]

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A police van
has been
and the Burger King
on the corner
is burning,

and if you
the oily black

breathe it in,

your heart
will seize up
and your family
desert you,

you'll forever
be marked down
in the book
as an arsonist,
a looter,
a so-called
"outside agitator,"

who made,
for a while,
this murdering
old world
to tremble.

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