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Road to Hell, The Series

Jane Muschenetz, sPARKLE & bLINK, Issue 112 

“Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, was fatally shot in her [own bed]… on March 13, 2020, when white plainclothes officers … of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) forced entry into [her home]…”                                                                                                                                                                                    –

Road to Hell, The Series

I know the pretty paved road you are traveling

ends in a gas chamber lit by 6 million stars—

a Trail of Tears, and it ends in a woman’s bed

surrounded by already spent bullets

(Zoom-in on a police procedural, gripping

another black, ricocheting thing 

and that thing is your mouth) so

don’t even bother pretending and asking 

Where will it end?

like we don’t already know 

the plot of this show is repetitive, the acting tired,

we’re all—

            still binge-watching anyway

Hooked on how good it used to be

and how pretty those good intentions paved over all of us

In the Beginning, it was so good, God

saw that it was good

and the serpent also saw

it was not good enough

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