Half Mast

The flag is at half mast today
same horror 
different day

May as well keep it there

It’s 5:00 somewhere
There is a massacre somewhere too

Right now

Mass shootings become commonplace:
schools, clubs, theaters, malls, concerts

Same story everywhere

Sadness
Running
Helplessness

No safe place to hide

No one to look to for protection
with the rotton police stories running
rampant as rabbits

Keep on running

The flag is at half mast again

Where was the shooting this time?
Was someone I know a victim?

Will more guns save us
from all the guns
in the wrong hands?

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