shadow of a bell

i awoke
 tense with fear
to
remember

 a subway car
 the killer
blue sandals

 i try to hide from
anyone’s eyes
  what had they thought
 i had done?

unspeakable
the crime

i am not
the one!

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killer.7

how powerless
modern life has made us
giving us all that we want

we take up guns
and knives and
our personal
weapons of mass
destruction

then we
RAN
to the
NRA

for caliber
for freedom
to bear arms
to feel powerful
in the face of
burglary
assault
accosted
by fear

and what has become
of us?

consumers
victims

hunters
hunted
how

power

less