South Carolina sun scorches red
like petals below Yellow Jessamine.
Sometimes a gunman fires
in the heat of the day.
Hot grass swallows the sound of fleeing sneakers.
A videographer in the bushes
must disappear into the scenery
like a lizard.
The wind echoes shots, gasps and exclamations.
Sometimes the day can be
as if it were viral.
(c) Claudia Moss 4/8/2015
for Walter L. Scott, whose murder was filmed by a citizen on Tuesday, April 7, 2015