"Black Laws" by Roger Reeves, and assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on November 11, 2013. A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:
The poem takes the form of a kind of rant in black ghetto dialect. The title helps the reader to prepare for the overt theme of social injustice as perceived by a black American. The poem ends with a veiled reference to the death of Trayvon Martin and the poet's fear that he might be next.
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