Jacksonville (For Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin)



(for Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin)


Glory’s in the glove-compartment:

your little American legends

brandished in banal

Floridian night,

under filling-station floodlights,

upon overtended lawn.


Take your damned flags and crosses

down; these nights

those children walk alone, not

comprehending, still hearing music,

still trying to get home.