I've heard the mindless mantras
Oft repeated & I'm not convinced:
'The guns provide us with protection!
The guns represent our freedom! '
The 'Wild West' metaphors now
Seem rather hackneyed & outdated.
And given the current lay of the land:
Deeply troubling & insidious.
It's easy to trace the grisly connections
Between cartoon cowboys & so called rights
& the chilling trajectory: from macho toys
To testosterone fueled destruction.
Yet the deadly bullets & the bleeding are REAL,
Everything else is pure baloney!
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: guns