CUNY TV: Shadow Policing 2012

I had poetry in this episode about Treyvon Martin and my feelings after hearing what happened back in 2012. It got lost when I upgraded my website, but I’m putting it back where it belongs. My segment read by a lovely fellow student, starts at 27:53.

Thank you and click the link below!

By Sydney Adams

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CUNY TV: Shadow Policing May 2012 Show

Back in May 2012, (when I still attended John Jay,) I had my poetry juried and selected for this segment of CUNY TY on, “Shadow Policing.” In response to the Trayvon Martin killing, I wrote this short poem.

Free Verse by Sydney Adams

The pavement whispers of blood

Of shouting voice, fear, pleading

Ignorant suspicion, unequal race

Boy Versus Man

Gun Versus Body

Race cannot be won, so

The pavement soaks with blood

It’s a full episode, so here are the time cues.)

(Poetry begins: 27:54)

(Free verse begins: 28: 54)