Face facts: some are ruled by hope and some by fear.
All are mortal, even you. Yes, even you,
Comrade, with your hundred smiling Facebook faces.
Each keystroke, rat-a-tat-tat, fires gunshots
Branding terror, while jaded papparazzi
Offer bounties for another shot, a
One-time deal, exceptional, American
Killings as natural as apple pies.
Mitchell Allen is the only one, so far, to challenge me with a poetry form – the double acrostic – and now, it’s his turn!
Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; and A New Leaf for Lyle. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young at heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.
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