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The BlackNess Monster  (America’s longest war)

Follow this link for the news story that inspired this series of haiku.


Not Afghanistan,

America’s longest war

Is closer to home.


The war on black men

Rages on like a river

Through rocky rapids


They’re so elusive

Cops only seem to find them

“Lurking” in plain sight


Bullets betray trust

With news of a cop killing

Another black man


The BlackNess Monster

Ain’t been found by researchers

Because it’s a myth!


Leafless trees still yield

Fruits of genocidal death.

They’re strange fruits, indeed.

Don’t get it twisted,

America’s longest war

Is waged on red men.

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