When I first heard 
it was the barest of facts
50 dead 53 wounded
Orlando mass shooting 
worst in US history 
My first thought 
was Disney World
I thought how
horrible that would be 
A place of joy
and smiles
shot up
blood co-mingling
with melted ice cream
in the shape of
Mickey’s head
I thought nothing 
could be 
worse than that
but I was wrong 
the details
streamed in
it was a
gay night club 
That’s so much worse
because some people

won’t care at all
will call it
some form of
due punishment 
won’t see anyone
worth mourning
ignorance and hate
will try to 
minimize this
I can think
of nothing
more horrible 
– Jessica Swafford