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February 19, 2024


By Frederick Foote


The dead litter the K Street Mall
six bodies in all and 12 wounded
reminiscent of Bucha after
the Russian occupation
only our bloody battlefield is not a freedom fight
our battle is fueled by alcohol, anger, fear, firearms

The echo of automatic weapons and screams
will haunt another altar to the worship of
violence -- our American exceptionalism
on daily display and coming to a location near you

K Street Shooting,
Sacramento, CA
April 3, 2022

Article © Frederick Foote. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-04-11
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
10:37:06 PM
A painful image of America's rise in gun violence.
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