In The Event Of

By Shane McCrae

Officer how you know I’m dancing is the body

-cam. Look, I’m riding centuries of whips, the first half

 


Of the ghost, arms out the window up, the second half

Arms flat on the pavement, palms down, now the ghost is whole

 


My arms stretched forward, like I’m bowing, but if I

Were standing, stretched above my head. Officer how

 


You know I’m dead is that I seem to bow to you

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