Another bullet rattles in bone
dividing life by death.
Tuesday’s economics’ lesson
spiraled into terror speaking prayers.
Bright lights hum as buzzing microphones
give another killer their fifteen minutes of fame.
Mayhem explodes the ratings where kindness
puts a network in last place.
How many tears does it take
to change the status quo?
Talk of gun control causes
law abiding to stockpile ammunition.
For every opinion there is a differing one.
It appears the argument is better received
than the peace of working together in common ground.
And while the arguments ferment
another finger reaches to pull the trigger.
Breaking News: There has been a school shooting.
The lesson for today: What to do when faced with a gun.
©Susie Clevenger 2013