Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman


Trayvon Martin is now, and famous,

Rendered famous by the media--

As famous as George Zimmerman—

In fact, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Are now linked forever in a media-made marriage,

Allotted equal status in the annals of notoriety,

Doomed to exist in the block of media amber
Fashioned by Anderson Cooper and colleagues.


Trayvon Martin is dead now, and famous,

Immortalized along with George Zimmerman

In the wiki-histories of these days,

Doomed to live out his immortality

Married-by-media to George Zimmerman,

Enjoying and enduring with equal measure

The kind of fame enjoyed
By John Wilkes Booth, Charles Manson, William Calley. 


--July 15, 2013