From the series of Obama poems I'm working on:
And this program.
When they ask "why
more than ever
it tolls for thee,
American life. Strip him of his personhood.
Lowndes and Wilcox counties in Alabama,
they got me on the run.
I swear I might hijack a plane
until America will no longer have a high blood pressure,
and so I say to you today, in short,
in the pulpit and in the pews.
of black and brown and white children,