Bulletproof Blanket

I bought a bulletproof blanket yesterday
for my daughter because she starts kindergarten in the fall.

I told her it would protect her from bad people,
because good people sold them guns.

She asked me why anyone would want to hurt her,
and I told her because good people would let them.

I told her that good people would let bad people hurt her,
and do nothing about it but sell bulletproof blankets.

Jessica Wiseman Lawrence is disgusted by the lax gun laws in the US. She really did buy that blanket for her daughter. Her upcoming chapbook titled "Terrible Little Stars" further examines such issues. Read other articles by Jessica.