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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Lined up with the others against the wall,
waiting for her bullet, she

thinks of ash trees in Texas
stripped of their new spring leaves
and littered with bits of disassembled trailers,

thinks of cops in riot gear downtown
and how, sometimes, even they show restraint,
as the pops are loud and in quick succession.

You want to tell her she will be okay,
the handgun was purchased legally.

You want to say that
an exact revenge should be
less indefinite.