Amadou Diallo

Discussion
Mar 31, 2015
by: Lola

It took place in The Bronx.
Soundview section,
1157 Wheeler Avenue.
The cookie-cutter buildings
line the desolate street.

Four officers
out of uniform
stalk down the street,
the heels of their shoes
clicking with every step,
the sound echoing down the alleyways.

The 23 year old man
is spotted,
mistaken.
Dim lighting and a square wallet,
not a gun.

The near-silence is
shattered
with the sound of
bullets
tearing through the air.

Not one,
not two,
not even ten,
but forty-one.
41 fired.
19 hit.

A body is sprawled on the ground,
fresh,
red,
innocent blood,
the color of brick,
stains the pavement
to match the
cold,
terrorized,
red brick
buildings.

Comments

It was cool how you discribed

Submitted by dgrace on Fri, 2016-06-03 09:15.

It was cool how you discribed the story