Ferguson Will Roll

Ferguson will roll
until we turn
the volume down
and have no need to seek
concussions in the street.

Now we joust
to prove that black
and white are different.
The twain must meet
for years in bed until

so many cocoa
are conceived we
drop our weapons
and no longer seek
concussions in the street.


Photography © Hannah Brown

Photography © Hannah Brown


Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in various publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Hannah Brown is a Boston area-based poet and spoken word artist. She is currently in Ferguson, Missouri for the grand jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting.