Monday, 17 December 2012

Old News

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