Sure Thing

I am away from home. I see the human
tragedy, children lost to parents, order
upside down, inheritance uncertain,
restoring mind after grief uncertain,
forgetting details of crime scene
and return of the gun lobby after
a couple of days in black, keeping
quiet: absolute, sure, like the gun’s
silencer, the gun itself, bullets to be spent.

—Indran Amirthanayagam []