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Another injustice
Another Black man dead
By authorities’ hands
Seems like even if we stay woke
Pray to the utmost
Surrender with our hands up
Authorities still do the most
Cameras recorded the slaying
Authorities still really saying
They innocent with reasons for their actions
Authorities really the real-world assassins
It’s hard to be a Black man
Living in a world with no change
They wonder why so many of us
Keep the fuck-the-police mindframe
Live our life, witness what we’ve seen
Martin Luther King had a dream
In hopes after he got slayed we would proceed
This world still struggling as we see
Hands together and pray after me
Better world …

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Dewan Evans is the author of three books, including a work of fiction about a teenage boy who is bullied titled “No Bully!” He is incarcerated in California.