Tragedy blossoms. Eyes glaze. Ears close.
Another school shooting
in another small American town.
Death is an itch that some must scratch
with guns or knives or bombs.
With loathing - for classmates, parents, Mondays, self.
In Britain, we sigh,
remembering Hungerford, Cumbria, Dunblane.
© Linda Cosgriff 2012
Bio: Linda Cosgriff is an Open University graduate. Her poems have been published in ezines, magazines, various collections, and as art. Read Linda’s humorous take on life here