Poetry

April 2, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Ben White

 

 

 

Jaelyn Willey

 

 

She didn’t get much press

Because she was one

Of only two victims

In the latest school shooting

 

And there wasn’t much

Public interest

In a story

Not gory enough

To grab the attention

 

Of a nation

Infatuated with large volumes

Of maximum destruction

Where people have turned

Too callous to be affected

 

By one brain-dead girl

Being taken off life support

In the dark

Maryland night.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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