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)