Category Archives: school shooting,

Second Amendment Sonnet

A firearm in hand boosts the weak psyche

•Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun• explains psychology

A pistol needn’t compromise with me

2nd Amendment’s a tautology

White Supremacy’s 2nd Amendment

Guns to bully & slaughter Brown People

First Indians then Negroes targeted

Racism’s the American steeple

I’d always suspected this about guns

They’re part of the American ego

They were somewhat less necessary once

Back when White Supremacy was legal

Guns’re inextricably linked to death

Taking over when compromise has left

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8070-4449-0

http://freakonomics.com/podcast/how-to-think-about-guns-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100460830

https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=53508079&autoplay=1&refid=asi_twtr

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Shooting Haikus

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Shooting Haikus

1. These shootings are tests/
Rorschach ink-blot projections/
Of our inner thoughts/
#haiku

2. Interpret these deaths/
Through ideological/
Political lens/
#haiku

3. Counter-factual/
Solutions to passed problems/
Is all we offer/
#haiku

4. Obsessing on death/
Like air-brushed celebrity/
We fetishized it/
#haiku

6. Killers want some fame/
“Meaning” that evaded them/
In our modern “life”/
#haiku

7. Spectacular death/
Revenge against all living/
Fights meaninglessness/
#haiku

8. Oversized living/
Broadcast to sell production*/
Overshadows “life”/
#haiku *the famous

9. The G_dless marriage:/
Fame & consumerism/
Belittle our lives/
#haiku

10. These belittled lives/
fight for relevant meaning/
(But some wackos snap)/
#haiku

12. Spectacle shootings/
Attract eyes to TV screens/
Without any “content”/
#haiku

13. Prurient int’rest/
In destruction & murder/
Gets lower angels/
#haiku

14. Our basest thinking/
Revenge, power, victory/
Acted out by guns/
#haiku

15. We can’t look away/
From the horror we create/
By watching TV/
#haiku

16. Satellite trucks come/
Beaming local horror up/
For media wealth/
#haiku

17. Like flies to a corpse/
Media shows tragedy/
Death’s their business plan/
#haiku

18. Expertly made up/
Talking heads perform our grief/
Knowing what’s needed/
#haiku

19. “The Ace in the Hole”/
Profiting off of sadness/
Advances careers/
#haiku

20. We watch ’cause we care/
& their tragedy highlights/
Our lives’ plain goodness/
#haiku

21. Chiaroscuro/
Out of the darkness some light/
On our common lives/
#haiku