The party line
Crazy buys a gun
Crazy walks right in
Crazy shoots and shoots
Your mother
Your daughter
Your son
Crazy sometimes lives to rant and rave
Most times not
The evening news replays the grief
The pain
Everyone knows Crazy's name
The victims' names not so much
Because it's just too much
The list is long
Too many sisters
The party line
Crazy buys a gun
People die
Nothing changes
Except the names of the places
The people's faces
When Crazy strikes again



Kurt Newton

Kurt Newton's poetry has appeared in Cajun Mutt Press, Hobo Camp Review, Heroin Love Songs, and in the anthologies More Alternative Truths and Alternative Truths: Endgame. His tenth collection of poetry, a chapbook called A Troubled Sleep, was just picked up by back room poetry.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 21:59