I listen to the song again
and again: Peter, Paul,
& Mary singing, “Where
Have All the Flowers Gone?”
Just how many carnation creations
will it take to cover the caskets
of the tiny victims, and how many
times will senators say, “Something
must be done.” The broken record plays
over and over. News anchors announce
another mass murder. We know
where our world is going.
Where is our handbasket?