Community Policing

Community Policing
by Patrick Forgette

In the morning, I put on a T-shirt.
It’s not as easy as it sounds.

My head is too big for the collar,
and my arms run aground in the sleeves.

I am aware of no charges against me
so it must be for the common good

that each dawn I am given
the brief sensation

of what it’s like to be clapped
in the stocks.

Community Policing – Patrick Forgette

Poems by Patrick Forgette appear in Crab Creek Review, DIAGRAM, Floating Bridge Review, Poetry on Buses, and Word Riot. 

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