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Friday, May 07, 2021


by Joanne Kennedy Frazer

“Shootings never stopped during the pandemic: 2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades.” —Washington Post, March 24, 2021

consumed     with disgust,
          anger       at the other tribe?
have you given any thought     
      to addressing       your differences
    with, say,   
  the Ruger AR-556 assault weapon?    
you can buy one       on the world wide web
      right now       today      

Joanne Kennedy Frazer is a retired peace and justice director and educator for faith-based organizations.  Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, journals, ezines and magazines. Her chapbook Being Kin was published in 2019. Home is Durham, NC.