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The Innocents

A Prose Poem

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Things couldn’t get much worse in our country
That was my naive belief only a week ago
And then they did

Anger and frustration are without an outlet
America has no shame
Its heart is corrupt
There will be no collective healing in the aftermath
Of the slaughter of the innocents in Texas



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John O'Neill

John O'Neill

Retired human services executive, living in Massachusetts near Boston, trying to be a better human being each day than the day before.