my brother’s gun
in the lock safe
condolence cards

7 Responses

  1. Bruce Feingold Says:

    A gut punch. Very moving and relevant and I'm sorry for your loss. And I'll comment as a psychologist with a specialty in this area —the research is clear and unequivocal that just having guns in the home – makes everyone way less safe.

  2. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    Nice poem. Did you mean ‘locked’ safe?

    can get more with a kind word
    and a gun
    than with just a kind word

    ……Woody Allen

  3. David Oates Says:

    This reminds me of some of Nick Virgilio?s best poems about his brother. Powerful.

  4. Pravat Says:

    A poem with emotional touch!

    ambulance siren–
    smoke from the gun
    splits apart

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: LYNX, 28:2 June 2013

  5. Susan Barry Schulz Says:

    Very powerful. I keep going back to it.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Very moving, Roberta.


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