Blind

                             for Freddie Gray

62 years later
the Mississippi attorney general
closed the books
Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney
on the case of 3 civil rights workers
buried in separate graveyards
closed the books
not twinned
against the wishes of their parents
closed
side by side
Mississippi could not find
magnolias flourishing
two friends

graveyard

a sheriff or indict
crows caw
closed
air full of pollen
the owner where the three
wet
my friend Andy
were buried in a dam

Justice is blind, some say,
James Cheney mutilated
but Mississippi decked in white

sheets
all dead
staggers on

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