Hope is a thing with blasters

A Star Wars poem about more than Star Wars

Photo by Phil Shaw on Unsplash

Outside, men are being shot in the back.
Deputies are pulling pistols instead of tasers.
Their weapons are not set to stun.

When I was six years old all I cared about
was swinging a tobacco stick
and humming through my lips

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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.