Irony

You were under
cardiac arrest
and the police
shot you
seven times
for being
uncooperative
and unresponsive
to their questions.

Their diagnosis
and treatment
judged your
condition solely
through their eyes
and measured
their level of fear
first and foremost.

The report
given to
the local news
stated you died
while trying
to escape.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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