The Law is Absolute

The Law is Obsolete

When the Law is both things at once

it is complicated.

Death Row

Clean Prisoner

Dirty Imprisonment

You tell me

if we should continue like this

it can be just 3 lives

in a sea of 100

convicted

innocent

we sacrifice them

to appease the Gods

Gods that aren’t Gods

yet we give them the power

to change humanity.

What rules without law?

Keeping people safe

Keeping windows shut

Keeping doors locked

Keeping streets clear

of filth.

But also

Holding back tears

Holding back words

Holding back guitar strings

Holding hands cuffed

Bring them back.

Live and love leave

like a slow disease

but the law remains

Pretending to shield humanity

shielding our

false Gods.

Glenn Ford

This poem was written about a man I will never forget, Glenn Ford. He spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, and I will never forget the others that got incarcerated with lack of evidence. My heart is still full for these people, the same as it was in 2015.

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