For now. Forever. 

if you look
really
focus and
look

you’ll see contrast
without warmth
and a grain
no one crosses

you will see that
it really is
that bad

you’ll see it
in the eyes
of police
deciding
whose
lives
matter

in the profit driven
courtroom
and the public
school prisons

it’s there
if you look
you’ll see
it

it’s buried
in capitalism
described by
cuss words
for nefarious banks

in tyranny
in nationalism
in a worshiped war
machine

it’s there
for now
forever

don’t look
away

Keith Landrum writes, paints, works, draws, and drinks in Chattanooga, TN. His work can be found in various print and online small press publications.