Friday, July 17, 2015

an apology from NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo

In memory of Eric Garner, suspected of selling single cigarettes. Put in an illegal chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the process of being arrested on July 17, 2014 and died an hour later.

Eric Garner - Facebook profile picture

i just want to say

I heard you say "I can't leave"
and thought
of course you can't leave
I have you in a choke hold

and so you died
surrounded by courtesy
professionalism and respect

Forgive me
I'm sure someone out there
is crying for you

poem by rob g

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This is a false apology poem in the style of William Carlos Williams.

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