Parlor Tricks
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Parlor Tricks

Upon Learning What the AR in AR-15 Stands For

A poem written in response to the Boulder, Colorado shooting

Death by any other name
is still the sound of a siren,
and this conversation is a gun
being fired into the barrel
of another gun.



The political arena is a farce. You either choose to laugh at it, or you have to go mad. Parlor Tricks chooses to laugh. If we can’t get rid of fake news and propaganda, might as well make a mockery of it. Parlor Tricks publishes political and media satire on Medium.

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Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: