“Shades of Prejudice” (Robert Moyer)

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red light—
I lock the car doors
inner city

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Headlines:

“Shades of Prejudice” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Laurence Stacey

    Excellent work Robert! I know this is something many people do without even thinking about it. I’ve done it before and later questioned my reasons for doing so. lovely work!

  2. Dick Whyte

    Yeah – what is amazing about this poem in combination with the headline is that the poet is questioning their own actions. Rather than critiquing others – you use yourself as the thing to change/critique/reflect on. STUNNING.

  3. Robyn E. Kenealy

    Have to agree with you both, there. I was blown away by this poem. It’s like a slow-release dry ice bomb. It reminded me of some of the quality race prejudice introspection Hunter S. Thompson does on himself in ‘Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.’

  4. Robert Moyer

    It’s so dangerous doing a personal poem. All your comments make me sigh with relief that the poem made the transition to a haiku “moment:”. putting the reader in the position I found myself in. Thanks.

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