(from my files. can’t remember where to accredit this, but thank you!)
The sound of gunfire rivets the night. Sirens add to the harmonics of chaos, as a wailing woman kneels in the street, arms thrown out, face contorted. A ghetto Pieta. No one saw nothing. No face came to mind, as two men back away, invisible blood on hands– deliverers of Death. So easy, they have done it before. The Devil pays well. We know to stay away from the mean streets, but random killings haunt every section of the city. Survival is a crap-shoot in Atlanta.
A hard rain continues to fall, washing away the river of life.
No heart is exempt
Distance makes no barrier
The sun rises, sets.
Please don’t read my work from the site: JP at Olive Grove. Jingle Nozelar Yan owns the site and is a thief and a liar. She steals my work, rewrites it, and slaps my name on her ‘revised’ garbage. She said she doesn’t have to ask permission to revise or post your work. She said she depends upon this. She preys on real poets because she isn’t one. She refuses to follow the US Copyright laws of the US, (she’s a Chinese national). This behavior is insulting to the entire poetry community. Jingle Bells Yan is no poet and a true opportunist. If you love poetry, avoid her like the plague she is.