The world unravels in my mind’s terrain as
public discourse shoots currents of hate,
bullets that annihilate cohesion through a fear
that flutters its rising pulse in anger.
Trolls lurk beneath social media memes
disseminating vitriolic dissension from the fringe.
Americans murder Americans en masse.
Jihadists murder their infidels.
Us versus Them
Us versus Us
Enough hatred already.
If we lined up every gun in America,
could we love them round the moon and back?
Brenda Warren 2015
Note: In the title, I left parentheses with # in them, as I’m curious how many times American owned guns (not military, but citizen) could go around the moon and back. Maybe (two times), maybe (ten times)? If you know, do share!