Hands in the air,
Knees on the pavement,
A familiar setting.
Gun in holster
Ready to pounce on sudden movement.
silent tears, expressing fears
Of death and glorified
Name on a T-shirt.
Bystanders with cellphones in hand,
Recording every frame without fail,
Raising awareness about injustice.
Shots fired, heard throughout the streets
Red and Blue lights flickering in the shadows
Yellow tape placed to control crowds,
Anger and rage fills the atmosphere.
Again? Not again?
Something has to change.
As social media viewers witness,
A horrific display of ethical standards
Rhetorical questions rise,
Forcing the mind to make a choice,
Fight or flight?