wild fire

Two boys in the yard next door

Play with toy guns:

“Freeze, sucka!”

“Come out with your hands up!”

In this neighborhood and the

Ones around it, there have been

Nine people shot in

Nine days. Two

Pregnant women.

There’s no sense to be made.

Last week I came home on lunch and boys

A little older than these

Were playing in the street.

One of them had a rifle and said

“Fuck this shit” as he aimed it at