Which Lives Matter

A New Poem By Caroline Williams

By  Caroline Williams

“They found the shooter and arrested him without incident.”
          The News, after Oklahoma City, Aurora, Charleston, Parkland…

They found the shooter and arrested him
without incident. They found the shooter
and arrested him, without incident.
They found the shooter and arrested him.

Without incident, they found the shooter
and arrested him (without incident).
“They found the shooter?” “And arrested him!
Without incident!” ​They found the shooter…

And? Arrested him. Without incident​.
They found the shooter, and arrested him,
without incident, they found the shooter
and arrested him, without incident

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and arrested him without incident
and arrested him without incident

Caroline Williams
Caroline Williams
Caroline Randall Williams is a writer and educator in Nashville, Tennessee. She is co-author of the Phyllis Wheatley Award-winning The Diary of B.B. Bright, and the NAACP Image Award-winning Soul Food Love. The Cave Canem fellow has been published in The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, and the New York Times. Her debut collection, Lucy Negro, Redux was published in 2016, and is currently being turned into a ballet.





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