Gunshots in the bakery aisle

by the birthday cakes

and in the produce section

by the apples and grapes.

Five shoppers become

names next to an age,

news that doesn’t even

make today’s front page.

Lynn Patrick Smith

Lynn lives in Madison, Wisconsin and is a singer/songwriter as well as a poet. He performs occasionally around the Madison area. His latest poetry collection is These Little Scenes from Fireweed Press. He has served as treasurer and regional vice president for The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.

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