Dawn on a Winter Morning

(Christopher David Hill)


A US Marshal died

Serving a warrant to a woman

And a man there started


He is dead, too

More in number wounded


The marshal

I don’t know him

But he was on the law’s side, and


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


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


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