Connecticut

In the hail of the firestorm,
Crouched beneath a wooden desk…
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Like jet-fueled pebbles,
Crashing through a plate glass window…
Fear spreading,
Like a cancerous plague…
BAM!
Inaudible silence.
Close your eyes,
Close your eyes,
Close your eyes,
Take shelter,
Against the gruesome.

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Apologies,
Fraught with insults,
I’m sorry,
Twisted into tiny knots.
Anguish into anger,
Anger into tears.
Annoyance,
Radiating darkly,
Pushing downward.
Sticks and stones,
Breaking bones,
Words…
Power for the powerful,
Munition for the weak.
Anger into tears,
Tears into words,
Words back into apologies.