I don’t ever write a poem

about guns about shooting

what can happen

and what did no words for what happened

children and parents

mental illness a gun to kill

every single child

should be completely safe what it means

to be a child to be an adult

protecting every single child

they are all our own every adult

knows  we are all parents

they are all our children

now we will ensure

not with prayers and thoughts

with policies and laws

what makes life safe

life has to be safe

it’s not life without safety