Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Death Penalty

A moment of silence
for the killing of a man
who killed a man.
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To be clear,
ten deaths was too many.
To be clear,
this one death is also too many.
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A moment of silence, please,
to reflect on our collective consent to
execution, and a system of vengeance.
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Death multiplied by death
does not equal justice, or civility, or freedom.
Zero times zero just equals zero
at great expense to us all.
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A moment of silence, if you please.

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