The New Republic -

I saw my breath this morning    from a shiver of an engine
in between sleep and consciousness       today I don’t need
any hospital socks to stay warm      my windows are not
barred    my door is not a fence    for you to be safe in   no
cops have been called to my antics     I am declared sane
to live         in this city    where over 40% of police killings
involve the mentally-ill those who lost the ability to control
desires urges to harm self and others          fear in uniform

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