bartenders and fires by Debra Webb Roberts

Bartenders, all
each one serving
up cocktails


and cheapening

drink in the reign of storms

Somewhere among shadows,
where dark covers the night

of souls, a bomb explodes,

and fears implode a city

anger carves out bitter paths,

displays the gaping wound

fires of indignation 

How to make amends?

(c) Debra Roberts 06012015

*Los Angeles/Rodney King

*Ferguson, MO/Michael Brown

*Baltimore, MD/Freddie Gray 

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