Loaded Chambers

by Peggy Eldridge-Love

Arose again colored, disenfranchised,
pleading in the southern night
for a future,
a chance to see tomorrow whole,
alive to be 18 or 30,
not strung up on the end of a bullet
for being
in your narrow mind 'an asshole who always got away'
until today when you came
with the trigger pull
and had your 'nigger' orgasm finally
all over my rights to civil existence.

Loaded Chambers by Peggy Eldridge-Love

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