Old News: Subterfuge by Theophina Gabriel

peaceful police pin down
black man and shoot anger
and the science of diplomacy failed says
unnecessary conflict report
uncertainty could
never satisfy those
who blindly hate,
negligence advice line fails to quell the fire
community crashes with
more pain to come as
stitch-up claims profit from
secretive seal of approval:
(solve the crime your way)

Theophina Gabriel is a 19 year old poet from the UK, and is utterly obsessed with newspaper clippings. A previous winner of the Foyle’s Young Poets of the Year Award, her work has recently been selected for publication in the upcoming Soapbox Journal. She will begin studying Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University this October.