Echoes

April 12, 2013 

if i am

accurate

one bullet

is enough

to fell

you

sloppy aim

may require

a shotgun

to be

effective

a single

blast

will

splatter

your

blood

and body

tissue

on

the wall

or i

may try

slower

more

enjoyable

ways

pretend

friendship

imitate

love

feign

concern

commodify

use you up

for my

purposes

strangle

your spirit

with

humiliation

arrogance

conceited

control

grip you

with fear

labels

can kill

greed

destroys

the miracle

of these

latter

lethal

weapons

is their

complete

legality

the law

cant

touch

me

at all

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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