photo from PJ Media

i call bs

by rosa weiss

i will embrace you

anger

i will wear you

like a favorite pair of shoes

worn

comfortable

and

powerful.

but

i will hold you still.

21 million in NRA donations

to that

i say

BS

school shootings

are uniquely American

but also uniquely American

is being proud of that

to those people

i say

BS

17

this number won’t allow for the central limit theorem

like I learned in high school

17 lives

parkland

26

i can’t

count this number

on my fingers

like we would practice in elementary school.

26 lives

sandy hook

138

since December 14th, 2012

i can’t

bring these people back

but

dear anger

we can seal this number

into a box

pile on heavy weights

and never allow it to grow.

anger

i will harness you

a black light

to show the people opposing gun control

just how much blood is on their hands.

the blood of 20 elementary school students

of heroic coaches and teachers

of kids

like me

going to school.

but

my anger sees

how little this matters

to some.

why is your constitutional right to own a gun

suddenly more important than

someone’s right

to live?