A One-Way Ticket

I am so done with all this violence,
The young man said after his mother,
Visiting from Australia, was shot
Dead by a Minneapolis cop after
She called 911 because she heard
A noise in the alley that frightened
Her. From Australia, the former
Penal colony, where they put away
All their guns – to America, the
Land of guns, where she called for
Help and was shot dead as a door
Nail by the one who was supposed
To help her. I am so done with all
This violence he said. If so, he will
Have to take his mother’s body
Back to Australia on a one-way ticket.

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