in a week

i haven’t written in a week
i haven’t done the things I am supposed to be doing
instead I have
worried
panicked
frozen to death in my own careful grave

my sister cries
hear the gunshot across the neighborhood
bang bang

that’s where my sister goes to high school
only a couple blocks away

they shot up a kid and he didn’t die
he refused to say who shot him
then he would
die

and that’s where my sister goes to high school
only a couple blocks away

where she had no algebra teacher because the union said that teachers can quit their jobs a week before school begins and no punishment will occur

where she is one of only a couple girls on her robotics team

in a week
there are more tears in the couple of blocks
from our house to her high school
then in
then in
then in
then in a week a child committed suicide

then in a week

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