they say the suicide usually dies of a heart attack
before he ever reaches ground
that there is a moment of redemption in mid-air
that the jumper waves and shakes his body trying to stop
did you see stars when you landed?
were you burning when you fell?
The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.
All profoundly original art looks ugly at first.
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Confronts How Minority Deaths Are Portrayed In Media
Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown