News Poem: “Could Be”

Reader Alan Gilbert sent us this poem in response to the tragic shooting in Orlando on Sunday. Check out more of our long-dormant News Poems project here

 

could be

queers are hunted

could be

latinas are hunted

could be

youngandbeautifulandalive

anddancing

muslims are hunted

could be

makingOrlando

native americans are hunted

could be

Pulse

lesbians are hunted

could be

each face

could be

young and compassionate and helping

Arabs are hunted

could be

longwindingline

latinos are hunted

givegivegive

irish are hunted

unendingblood

could be

transgenders are hunted

could be

jews are hunted

could be

wept

italians are hunted

could be

soldiers are hunted

could be

any of us

 

By: Alan Gilbert

 

Photo credit: www.ruffrootcreative.com, Creative Commons, Flickr 

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