ONE SHOT AT A TIME

Like ice cream trucks Singing songs out In some neighborhoods Here In my neighborhood We hear Nearby POLICE Gun Range Shots ringing out M-16’s AR-15’s M-4’s MP-5s BRRRrrrap, BRRRRRrraaap BBBRRRAAAppp Popopopopopop Beretta Glock Smith & Wesson 5.56 9mm .40calibre .357 Magnum Sounds of freedom and safety Boom boom boom boom Everyday all day Just like…

200 BLOCKS EAST LAKEWOOD

Where you see Wore out busted up cars And overgrown yards Filled with weather faded toys And shopping carts on the cracked sidewalks Apartment complexes and empty lots Run down rental homes I see Third hand chariots of hope Green worlds for children’s imaginations Dogs and playthings still well loved Signs that someone got dinner…