Opinion,  Poetry

Why Does the Gun Come First?

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Why does the gun

Come first for some?

I see a Taser and baton

And Pepper spray – where have they gone?

And does no one teach

unarmed techniques?

Are the lines so blurred?

Where are the words?

No thought for de-escalation

Shouldn’t that be the foundation

To show you care

That you’re aware

Of more than just the power in your hand?

That you understand

There are better ways to make your mark

Than to crush the life from glowing sparks

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Learning from his children how to follow his dreams again, Lance has long since allowed his writing to slip over the border into obsession, and typically has too many projects in progress. Dividing his time between traditional and independent publishing, he still finds time for spirited discussions with the technology around him,

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