The politician said guns don’t kill; people do.
She lay on the hospital bed, and closed her eyes –
She said guns were designed to kill.
battle-weary and drained. She felt
The politician said marriage is a sacred institution.
her father’s 97 year-old hand reach from his wheelchair
She said every citizen should have equal rights.
to stroke her forehead as she drifted between sleep
The politician said global warming is a natural occurrence.
and waking. “I love you,” Dad said.
She said if we continue to use fossil fuels we will destroy our planet..
Love is the one important thing.
-Karen Molenaar Terrell