I dreamed I saw a white man getting choked
By black policemen for a minor crime.
The courts said what they did was unprovoked,
And every single one of them got time.
I dreamed I saw a white man getting shot
By two black cops because he raised his voice.
The cops were executed on the spot
While Fox News tried (and failed) not to rejoice.
I woke to one more black man full of lead
Because his skin has no place in the dream
Of equal rights. Why else would he be dead?
If you would know who threatens a regime
And who its masters think need Emmett Tilling,
See who their thugs can get away with killing.
Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells