How to remove blood from concrete
Wikihow suggests wearing gloves.
Protective and plastic.
Chalky to dry your sweating palms.
cleaning the cinereal
cemetery in front of her house,
on the corner, or
downtown, I wish it wasn’t too late for you
to teach your sons
the art of self-preservation.
Or how to
take the malice out of
To lessen the contrast between
bone and black.
Saturate the blood with cold clear water.
You are familiar with water in the
Wash in the water of christ,
wade in the water
“In the eyes of our lord and savior
I baptize you in the name of the
Pray these streets don’t
swallow more sons.