The Two-Hundred and Thirty-Third

mass shooting of the year

happened today,

the birthday of the Commonwealth.

Two hundred and Thirty Years ago

Kentucky became a state.

Since the beginning of this year

gun violence has taken out

“four or more people,

not including the shooter”,

A mass shooting a day for each year

my home had been a state.

Do I want it to stay here,

with 49 others?

Wondering when my card is up

because the right to own a weapon of war

is worth more than a life.