$28.99 for 20 rounds at GlockWorld.com.
At less than $1.50 per round, $9.00 buys you
a dead 3rd grader in Tucson, a dead judge,
a dead 79-year-old great-grandmother,
a dead community outreach worker,
two dead retirees.
You can tell what they have
For a buck-and-a-half you can put
a congresswoman into ICU with hole
through left lobe and part of skull removed.
Owns a Glock herself. “I’m a pretty good
shot,” she once told the Times.
Yesterday I bought 3 undershirts at Penney’s.
Cost all of the above and then some —
a schoolteacher’s worth, a mechanic,
maybe my next-door neighbor.
No getting around it, costs a lot these days
In 2011 nineteen people, including U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, were shot by a single gunman in the parking lot of a supermarket in Arizona. Six people died.
Bone-dry Subaru, SUV, Ford-tough truck
up to unleaded IVs dosing the ravenous veins.
unmasked, ungloved, look away, almost
Human thinks how odd to find a minute
Some part of him is waiting for
$15 per gallon,
so the price won’t matter anymore,
and the cost will.
Digits flip manic as a slot in Vegas
Human looks blank as pavement. Mind
stop. From the stolid pump, eventually
Credit receipt emerges like a tongue
stuck out slow.
Says how ‘bout that, says we all
return to fossil
by and by. Says have a nice day.
David Cavanagh (email@example.com) http://dcavanagh.net