A Bright White Light/Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Blues/Miranda Rights of Our Time

Frederick K. Foote, Jr. 


A Bright White Light

Brexit wins markets roil

Trump rolls with the wind

and fans the flames of

righteous change to

to make America a

great bonfire of

resentments and spite


the UK and the USA

marching backward

to the promised land

of lurid dreams

of a master race

a woman’s place

an Eden restored

a plantation renewed

a nightmare’s birth


in the lands of

white hands

and pale visions

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Blues (2015)

It is a white fright night

Dylan Storm Roof

nigger slayer extraordinary


Ordinary looking white boy

turns church sanctuary into

a slaughter house to

protect white women

from black rape and

to wake up the white race


Just a cover story to hide

his rabid racial envy


He’s a black wanna be

A nigger in waiting

He is the fundamental

Southern white male

Miranda Rights Of Our Time

You have the right to remain silent.

Dead silent - silent as the grave.


We have the right to enforce

terminal silence – Amen.


Anything you say or don’t

say or are coerced to say

can and will be used against you

in an oppressive court of low repute.


You have the right to an

underpaid, inexperienced,

disinterested attorney -

if one is available.


We cannot afford to provide

effective counsel to your kind.


You have no rights which

law enforcement officers

or courts or legislatures

are bound to respect.


Do you understand

your complete lack of rights

that I just spit at you?


With these rights in mind,

with my foot up your ass,

and my gun at your temple,

how dare you not give me

an instant, full,

and free confession.


That is our right

as right wing

officers of

the lawless.

Frederick K. Foote, Jr. was born in Sacramento, California and educated in Vienna, Virginia, and northern California. He started writing short stories and poetry in 2013.

Since 2014 Frederick has published over a hundred-fifty stories and poems including literary, science fiction, fables, and horror genres. Frederick has published two short story collections, For the Sake of Soul, (2015) and, Crossroads Encounters, (2016).

To see a list of Frederick’s publications, go to: https://fkfoote.wordpress.com/