“America is killing itself”

Like Dunblane, the horror
Little children trapped, shot
With their teachers
A single man with all the hatred a heart can muster
You can't buy a beer when you're eighteen in Texas
But you can buy two guns
Walk into an elementary
And murder twenty-one


n.b. For the editorial that spawned the headline above, check out Le Monde, the Parisian daily news publisher. We can only ask, how many more?

CLP 25/05/2022


she pulls at the watery cloth

tied tight to shore

although it shifts at anchor

it will not come free

so she cannot hide her arid face

from a world that won’t stop

spinning, cannot pause while there

is still a breath of air


CLP 18/02/2021