Rifles Have No Regrets

Gunfire rings out in our classrooms
killing unprotected children
whose voices raised in public
at the mad assaults on their schools,
do not halt the endless supply
of automatic weapons
available to disturbed users
who go on mindless rampages,
facilitated by
lobbyists, legislators,
concerned with profit and power,
rather then public safety.

Gary Beck spent most of his life as a theater director. He has 11 published chapbooks, 9 published poetry collections, 4 more accepted for publication. He has 3 novels and 1 accepted for publication, 2 short story collections and 1 accepted for publication. He lives in NYC. Read other articles by Gary.