Gun Crazy

What a country!
Mass shootings murder our children,
but we don’t stop kids from getting guns.
Massacres in nightclubs and stores
are quickly forgotten
when a new shooting occurs.
It’s more important
the NRA asserts,
to protect constitutional rights
than to ban the insane,
than to ban criminals
from acquiring assault rifles
to use in public places
on innocent citizens,
since the second amendment
doesn’t discriminate
against who should bear arms.

Gary Beck spent his life as a theater director/playwright. He has had 21 poetry books, 7 novels, 3 short story collections and 1 book of essays published. Gary’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, where he resides. Read other articles by Gary.