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MayPoWriMo 4

That song was in my head
all day or almost

the span of time
most arguments are about

deeply rooted in history
hadn’t even happened yet

people back then thought
songs could change minds

or at least not lie
to pack the court

with predetermined opinions
that set back the clock

settled law just something
to set aside as the music fades

still no one knows
how the shooting started

smoke obscures its own rising
how many more

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher