Ghazal: #blacklivesmatter

by Ali Eteraz

There is Yazid in every man able to instruct a slaughter.
There is a gun in every hand but ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬.

In the Land of Or is there a messiah to articulate an And?
Even when every saint is a policeman, #blacklivesmatter.

The ashes of my coal are blown away by rancor.
What is the flavor I smoke to make #blacklivesmatter.

When every scream is a highway built by tears.
Is there a song I can sing to make #blacklivesmatter.

Eteraz has no theology to fix bereavement, America.
No howl is hot enough when black lives don’t matter.