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Saturday, January 08, 2011


by Alan Catlin

Now that the Wild West
bang bang shoot 'em ups

are a way of life
and packing heat
to political rallies
is thought of as:

fashion accessories

"They Shoot
Don't They?"

is not a movie
script pitch but
a real life event

the moral of which
is when you target
people for political
extinction real folks
get shot

Alan Catlin has published numerous chapbooks and full length books of poetry and prose. Pygmy Forest Press is publishing the collected "Deep Water Horizon" poems.