We’re all trigger-happy to
our rotten souls.
We’re all trigger-happy
more than we ever cared to know
Shooting holes through each other’s dreams
more trigger-happy than we seem.
We killed JFK in Dallas and
Martin Luther King in Memphis
and made excuses for what we had become.
We left John Lennon for dead in the
New York streets
and sang songs that sounded out of tune
on our bitter tongues.
We’re trigger-happy and
trying our best to deny it.
Blaming movies, TV, and music for the darkness
that resides in our souls and hearts.
We shot down compassion
one too many times.
The root cause of another massacre covered over by convenient lies.