I have to come clean here.

The first time I heard on NPR 
Jessie Smollent (the ‘Empire’ actor)
walked into a police precinct
with a noose around his neck

my liddle voice said ‘fake news’,
then moved on to more gabble.

The first thing a black man would do
is get that noose off.

Now, he Will get hung high.

Too bad we can’t see the future.