Senseless Acts

I wrote this poem In memory of the young men of color being murdered by law enforcement. I watched Michael Brown’s news coverage today and I cried for him and his family. I have yet to watch any of the covers of the other men recently murdered by the police. It’s heart breaking to say the least. Micheal’s story just ripped my heart out.

I have students that look like the Gentle Michael, and I have a brother named Michael. I am afraid for them. Our Black men who walk the streets feeling like targets on levels I will never understand.

I pray for the end of Black on Black violence and the open season some law enforcement agents are having on Black men in this country.



Published by Poet Kiana Davis

Kiana Davis was born and raised in Richmond, California. She began writing poetry at the age of 12 to grapple with growing up in a low income community and to help her develop her identity as a young black girl in America. For the past 10 years, she has worked as an educator teaching at-risk youth in Washington State.

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