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greenleaf
greenleaf queer writer of colour.
Autoplay OFF   •   3 months ago
mass shootings tw. written after the shootings in Ohio and Texas.

gun control now.

never again

duty compels me to read into the details

duty compels me to read into the details to learn the names of the victims

who were hurt

who were hurt and who were killed.

but I can't do it tonight.

my soul is empty.

I can only sleep, and

I can only sleep, and steel myself for tomorrow morning, and

I can only sleep, and steel myself for tomorrow morning, and pray nothing more happens

I can only sleep, and steel myself for tomorrow morning, and pray nothing more happens before the sun rises.

the numbers change, but

the numbers change, but the killers' motives stay the same.

god save us.

give me the strength to fight

give me the strength to fight back against white supremacy.

to scream against the useless foes who

to scream against the useless foes who toss "thoughts and prayers" around like so much

to scream against the useless foes who toss "thoughts and prayers" around like so much flyaway confetti

to plant my feet and clench my fists and

to plant my feet and clench my fists and shout myself hoarse against the terror that chokes me

but most of all

but most of all let me wail, rage, sob, grieve,

feel every emotion like a burning dagger through my veins

as long as I can feel, I can still fight

for the worst thing that could happen to me

is not death, is not heaven nor hell,

is not death, is not heaven nor hell, but apathy.

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