White Privilege

White Privilege

White Privilege

A Poem by Pegi Deitz Shea

(For Tamir Rice, a black boy killed by police

while playing with a toy gun in Cleveland)

 

White boy

automatically

turns

driftwood

into AK 47,

aims, holds

trigger tight,

blankets the beach

methodically

leaving

a stretch

of white victims

of sunburn

and alcohol

on vacation.

 

Gun turns to knife.

He carves his name

into the sand,

claims

the bubbled edge

where waves

retreat in fear.

He prances,

shrieking in glee,

free as the white

ibis feasting

on the wrack

left behind

by the storm.

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