Where is Mr. Rogers When You Need Him?

He would rather watch

Anthony Bourdain

 

drink himself silly on

a layover in Atlanta

 

or some exotic place

than all those shot,

 

mutilated, annihilated on

TV shows as entertainment

 

without even having had

the benefit of drinking a drop

 

of booze or ingesting

delicious, delectable

 

delights for thirty-six

hours with Tony before

 

he takes off for another

gun free destination.

 

If they had, they might be

alive today.

 

It seems like he can’t

watch a dramatic series

 

except something on

PBS without staring

 

down the barrel of

another assault weapon.

 

And a question came to

his mind.  Did any of

 

those scrawny, skinny

frail looking teenagers

 

or twenty something

boys with volcanic rage

 

get an idea out of the

most popular show on

 

TV – NCIS or its West

Coast cousin or Criminal

 

Minds to aid and abet

their own criminal minds?

 

It’s not a beautiful day in

the neighborhood, these

 

days.  He wonders where

Mr. Rogers is when you

 

need him?

 

 

 

 

 

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