Trigger-happy?(Poem)

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It’s no sweat
to shoot a sinner.
And
quite
cheap to buy
a clean chit
for the conscience.

but the sin
still has a Lub-Dub.
still takes a breath
in the land of the living.

In the tale of crime and punishment
the criminal
is found guilty
and gets the revenge of society.
but the crime
slips away
in between the hands of newspaper readers
journalists
and robes.

Felon has a short shelf life
immediately cut off
like a crossword puzzle
while the felony
waits
sleeps
hides
in the collective consciousness
in the celebration crackers
in the happy tweets and retweets.

Pistol out.
Peace in.
it ain’t the pill.

It ain’t book vs bullet
…………
…………
…………
…………
…………
Hold the smoke.


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