Tick Tock

2:00 a.m.


Do you know where your children are?


76 shots

— photo courtesy of Jay Rembert via Unsplash


54 seconds


6 Dead

12 Injured

Tick Tock

People fleeing

Multiple shooters

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A family arrives to find their son

Confirmed he was a victim

His body on the street

A sister remains as long as his body remains

Tick Tock

Thoughts and Prayers

Millions of dollars more promised along with

Calls to action, calls for unity

A community grieves

Tick Tock

Yet life goes on

An NBA game to be played

A musical to be performed

Lunches just down the street

Tick Tock

It’s ‘Murica, you know

Guns are everywhere

Embedded in our culture

Glued to us permanently it seems

Tick Tock


About kingmidget

About the name. I was the youngest of four. Until I got to kindergarten, I didn't have much to say. All I had to do to get what I wanted was to point, and a sibling, or loving parent, would fulfill my request. As a result, my father coined the nickname -- King Midget. At least that's the way the story goes. I am a father, husband, friend, and lover, writer, runner, pizza maker, baker, and many other things. What I am not is my occupation. It is my job that pays the bills and provides for my family. But, it does not define me.
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1 Response to Tick Tock

  1. Dale says:

    Well done, Mark.
    I don’t know what the hell it is going to tke for your country to wake up and smell the blood.

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