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OctPoWriMo 27

We are well past the point
Because we are not well
Of going a day commemorating

An infamous event
Without another taking its place
In the time stamped

Headlines no one clicks
Because they are busy
Willfully forgetting

We have been here before
Because we are always here
And going even a day

Without being shot eleven
Or fourteen times
Is a privilege fewer and fewer

Of us can claim
Because on the tree of life
We are the fallen branches

Our mothers call for help

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher