As Borrowed as Time

It’s as grim as it gets

right now tonight

when all you want to do is buy beer

kick back and relax on a Saturday night

so you head down to your local grocery store

say hello to a few people you know

exchange comments about how the Bills might fare

then move toward the liquor section

and as you walk down the aisle

before you realize what’s going on

someone’s come through the door

gun blazing

and you watch

in slow-motion horror and numb terror

as neighbors around you are shot and die

perhaps a moment before you die too

because you wanted a beer on a Saturday night

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