Meanwhile, just outside of ferguson…

From the inimitable Don of All Trades. Thanks Don, you give us hope.

don of all trades

I followed a trail of blood up the concrete steps as Deja vu overtook my thoughts.

I’d been here before, just a few short months ago, doing the same exact thing, following a trail of blood to an open front door.

As was the case then, on this night there had been another call for shots fired heard coming from the street.

A trail of blood, an open door and no body to be found.

Just like last time, the person was taken to the hospital by a friend, so we wait to hear from the hospital when they make their mandatory call about somebody coming into the emergency room with bullets in their body.

As I was checking the house for another injured or dead person, I couldn’t help but notice that the house was exactly as it had been before.

There was no furniture in the living room…

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5 thoughts on “Meanwhile, just outside of ferguson…

  1. Thanks, Mags. I think. I have to look up inimitable. Lol. Love ya!

  2. Addie says:

    Brilliant piece.

    Having grown up in New Orleans–which now has a safety score of 10, meaning 90% of America is safer–helps me understand the violence. Even when I was young, if you somehow ended up in the 9th Ward after dusk, you didn’t stop for signs or lights. You kept driving and praying.

    Take care of yourself, Don. Please.

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