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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Alabama's 86 Percent

Alabama's 86 Percent

God forbid that you find yourself 
on death row in Alabama 
a Muslim, a Jew or a Buddhist
it is like the start of a joke
because you are the one percent
your religious aspiration don't matter
says the US Supreme Court
giving instead preferential treatment
to your Christian neighbors
in this country that pretends 
not to be a theocracy

© Kimberly Burnham

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