Another School

Written for:  Poetic Asides #370 – Write an evacuation poem.
Today’s prompt is inspired by Hurricane Matthew churning through the Bahamas and toward the United States, but there are any number of reasons for people to evacuate. And myriad possible stories related to evacuations.

Another school
bound in yellow
crime scene tape.
Another shooting,
children evacuated,
crying–parents in panic.
Manic perpetrators,
and victims younger
and younger. These are
not people forced from
their homes by hurricane
warnings, tornados, or fire.
Situation is dire. This is not
Mother Nature at work. Where
can troubled citizens get help?
When are gun laws going to change?
Why do we owe an allegiance
to the NRA? How many more
schools will be bound in yellow
crime scene tape?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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