Dawn on a Winter Morning

(Christopher David Hill)

 

A US Marshal died

Serving a warrant to a woman

And a man there started

Shooting

He is dead, too

More in number wounded

 

The marshal

I don’t know him

But he was on the law’s side, and

Yes

That makes a difference

 

He was on the law’s side

That always makes a difference

 

I’m sorry he’s gone,

Sorrier, frankly, than for the one who

Shot first

Sorry if that makes me a frozen

Heart

If I were at the shooter’s funeral, I might grieve

But for now

 

I’m with the marshal

Anyone with him

Related, co-working,

Or close

In other ways

The mayor, the governor

Make statements

Good

Other politicians

 

And might we all stop for a while

To let the weight of this

Drag on us for a while

 

C L Couch

 

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