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  November 2019
volume 16 number 2
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Terry McCarty
November 2019
   

 

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    Terry McCarty has been writing poetry in, around (and sometimes about) Los Angeles since 1997. His education in the craft was achieved through Olin Tezcatlipoca's Saturday afternoon workshops at Midnight Special Bookstore in Santa Monica CA plus Don Kingfisher Campbell's Wednesday workshop in Pasadena CA. He has read and/or featured at several venues in Los Angeles and Orange County--plus Northern California, Las Vegas NV, Seattle WA and Austin TX. Books include Hpllywood Poetry: 2001-2013, Never Met Bukowski and the recent Rewrites. Terry also has been published in anthologies including 1001 Nights: Twenty Years of Redondo Poets at Coffee Cartel (edited by Jim Doane and Larry Colker), The Long Way Home: The Best of the Little Red Books (Lummox Press), So Luminous the Wildflowers (Tebot Bach), Van Gogh's Ear and Raundi Kai Moore-Kondo's Short Poems series.


   

 

Yet Another Poem About Guns

woman interviewed by MSNBC says
we'll just have to lock our doors now
bring our car keys in
sleep with a rifle next to the bed

nothing on Earth will convince her
and millions of others
to put faith and trust in alternatives

no moving forward on tougher gun laws
no background checks
just thoughts, prayers
and hopes that unstable killers
never cross your path

it's the price of supporting
the right of the militia-minded individual
to keep, bear and use arms
whenever and wherever
anger and sadism trump reason

copyright 2019 Terry McCarty