How ‘Bout Them Apples?

How do you like them apples now? I hear

The anthem being taken up. And yet

The tune is faint and easy to forget

If panic has not stuck it in your ear,

Or drummed it down into your bones, or lodged

It in the antechambers of your heart,

Reminding you, should revolution start,

There can be just so many bullets dodged.

How do you like them apples now? we said,

And swift was the response: Only a few,

A few bad apples—but their aim was true

The night that she was murdered in her bed.

Our cry goes out to jury, judge, and jailer:

Convict the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.

15 June 2020

Published by Cecilia Gigliotti

Cecilia Gigliotti is a freelance writer/editor/musician/podcaster based in Berlin with a beloved ukulele named Uke Skywalker. Her free time goes toward dancing, reading books new and old, drawing cartoons, trying to finish her Netflix queue, and devoting too much thought to the foibles of her artist-heroes. Connect with her on Twitter (@CeciliaGelato) and Instagram (@c_m_giglio).

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