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Raymond Antrobus

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Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus is the author of three books, including The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins, 2018) and To Sweeten Bitter (Out-Spoken Press, 2017). He divides his time between London, England, and Kingston, Jamaica.

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And after the black boy is
strangled by police, after
 
the protests where the man,
his Rottweiler on an iron leash yells,  
 
let's go mash up dis city
and another crowd bulks,
 
the parents of the murdered
beg us not to become
 
the monsters some think
we already are—even when
 
the barista shakes her
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