Your spent bullet casing earrings
were a dead giveaway to your NRA membership.

I am glad you have not proved
a woman is just as capable of mass shootings as a man.

I find it odd that the brass is stamped with crucifixes—
onward Christian soldier.

As a woman you have endured hardship enough
to claim that title.

You strut your dogma at the counter-protests
and hope the TV cameras catch the glint in your eye.

Ravens follow you around the business district
confident your hands burn to kill.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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