THE INVASION OF PUBLIC HOUSING
This poem is in response to the 1994 proposal by Congress to make tenants of public housing sign a statement on their lease that allows police to search their homes without a warrant for suspected possession of guns and/or drugs.
We could see the difference in the dark
As the white sun came pouring through our door
Forcing itself into our world
They had come to pillage and to rape our sanctuary
As we stayed huddled in defiance
With only our mind as our weapon