1. Thursday, July 7, 2016

    if i get shot and killed by a cop and it is on video 

    Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 10.12.26 PMand if it shows that i wasnt doing anything wrong

    either i was selling cds or cigarettes

    or i was stopped because my taillight was out

    even though my taillight was not out.

    and if in the video two cops are on top of me

    and one of them yells


    (which is the new n-word)

    and if they then shoot me and i die

    and if they pull a gun out of my pocket

    and if having a gun in your pocket is legal

    and reasonable when you consider how dangerous it is for a black man to remain alive these days

    and if the cops dont even have to stand trial for my untimely death,

    do me this favor.

    do not remember me.

    do not have a riot in my name.

    do not have protests, and debates, and insist that the chief of police or any of the police be forced to resign.

    if the police, in no way, have to admit that they were wrong to kill me,

    do me this favor,

    and you have to because this is my wish

    get me a simple headstone

    and on it, inscribe these words

    black lives dont matter.

    and thats all.

    because thats what they are telling us every day and every night

    from minnesota to baton rouge.

    from st. louis to baltimore

    from new york to los angeles.

    if our lives dont matter, neither do our names.

    so leave mine out of it.