around midnight
someone heard 2 pops
loud but innocent

like firecrackers

but today
1 young woman is dead
and another

struggles through heartbeat
and breath
to not join her lover there

my thoughts float
to hate crimes
and labeling

but who can label love

and murder
the correction of it?

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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11 Responses to firecrackers

  1. Sad! The equations our warped minds lead us to! Really sad!

  2. Rhonda says:

    well captured because it pisses me off, no end!

  3. nelle says:

    So eloquent and condemning of something devoid of rationality.

  4. doncarroll says:

    great capture here. nicely done!!

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