Heavy fault lines

Lifeless young bodies lifted

Snow gales howl coldly


Lights strung illumine

Death’s distracting point not you

Buds grow brighter pink


Jackie Henrion


“Not You” as a (homophonic) comment on the NRA’s refusal to acknowledge responsibility and their continuing strategy of distraction. Those are also the “cutting words” which pivot to the new buds (of youth) growing from the dark detritus of a violent culture.