Blue lights in my rearview mirror,
my stomach begins to tighten.
I pull my car to the side of the road,
all senses begin to heighten.
“Put your hands on the wheel,”
yells the officer from his car.
I open my car door to comply,
but my body doesn’t get very far.
The sound of gunfire fills the air,
my leg feels like it’s on fire.
I wonder what I did wrong,
as I reach out towards the front tire.
#satire #police #crime #traffic #shooting #poetry #education
Note: This is a satirical look at a fictional situation.
Poem by David Andre Davison