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Pantoum for the Shootings in My State

17 Dec

by Leah Johnson, Teen Council Member 2013-2014

The third time is statistically significant

We have seen this here three times now

How hard is it to count to three?

Fifteen plus twelve plus one is twenty-eight.

 

We have seen this here three times now

It is far more than three people who have died.

Fifteen plus twelve plus one is twenty-eight

Multiply infinity by twenty-eight and divide by zero.

 

It is far more than three people who have died.

Their hands will not open or close again.

Multiply infinity by twenty-eight and divide by zero

I do not want to count up bodies any more.

 

Their hands will not open or close again

Three times hands closed on triggers and ended lives

I do not want to count up bodies any more

So many, many people have died since the world began.

 

Three times hands closed on triggers and ended lives

The third time is statistically significant.

So many, many people have died since the world began.

How hard is it to count to three?

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