Gun

you got a gun
i got a gun
everybody
got a gun

you angry
i angry
everybody
angry

you frustrated
i frustrated
everybody
frustrated

blood in the river
blood in the street
blood in the meadow
blood in the dale
blood in the ocean tide

you got a gun
i got a gun
everybody
got a gun

do we really gotta load it
do we really gotta aim it
do we really gotta fire it

just because
we frustrated
we dejected
we rejected
we starved
we naked
we angry
we alone

 

 

 

 

Jerry Johnson is a poet and spoken-word artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection Poets Should Not Write About Politics was selected as the winner of Evening Press’s 2020 Sinclair Poetry Prize. He features at many spoken-word and poetry venues in the New York City and southern Connecticut areas and lives with his wife Raye in Danbury, Connecticut.