Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Another Junkie Died Today

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Another junkie died today,
his blood steaming, cooling, in
Pittsburgh’s winter streets.
The pale, blue, afternoon sky,
moving too soon into night,
settled darkness on the day,
and on the junkies’ life.
This all-too-common narrative,
the background noise of our lives,
fails to stir our outrage.
Crawling on top of the man,
as he gasps his last,
his seven-year-old son.
They die together, son cradled
in father’s embrace.
Both riddled with bullets.
And still, the community fails
to find the outrage.
A black man’s death means
nothing to a society conditioned
to judge his worth by his vice.
The death of his son means
even less.

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Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Munich, Bavaria. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on Amazon.com.

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By Ron Sparks
Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Munich, Bavaria. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on Amazon.com.

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