What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.



unique new york unique new york,
a freak delivered by
a sickly stork.

      i planted mini mansions
        in the roots of tipsy trees,
        autumn colors my history
            & every leaf

the dirt is giving birth to money
mothers & parched artists,
   fisticuffs in sleep—
      waking with mirrors
      yawning round our withered wrists.