Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

"the angels swarm. the cops arrive."


The steps of the Madrid apartment building on 18th.

A man screaming.

A woman sobbing.

Agent M squeezes the brakes. His bike fishtails.

The angels swarm. Contain the situation.

The cops arrive. Handcuff the man.

Woman: “Please don’t lock him up. He didn’t do nothing wrong. We just fighting.”

Man: “I didn’t do [bleep] wrong.”

They lead him away.

Man: “Here I go, Roxy.”

The angels remain.

Woman: “Why are cops such [bleep], man?”

T-Bone: “We’re just doing our jobs.”

Woman: “Yeah, but you’re not cops.”

Braveheart: “We’re with the cops.”