Smoking Gun

Why does a child have access to a gun

Is there no other way they can have fun

We used to be shocked, horrified

Now it's almost as if school shootings are glorified

Why do we ask why

To ask why is to enter some dark and crazy spot where one presumes there is reason, a reason that will make sense

I don't mean to imply that it is craziness

It is an ugly, hateful act

But it is not an act of ignorance

Because there is knowledge here, there is a purpose here, but there is no reason

For there to be reason there must be sense. There can be no sense in a world where we absolve ourselves  of guilt

While childless communities are rebuilt

The smoke from the guns still rises