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Mother's Love.

Mother's Love.

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Published by Terry Collett

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Published by: Terry Collett on Aug 05, 2010
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MOTHER’S LOVEBill feels the weightOf the gun, movesIt in the palmOf his hand, putsHis finger onThe stiff trigger,Raises it andAims. The woman’sFragile head wouldHave explodedHad he loadedThe gun, but heHadn’t, it wasJust for fun, justFor practising.She passes byIn the busy
Sidewalk belowUnaware she’dBeen in his sights,Her head still inOne piece, her brainsIntact. He’d putA few womenAway in hisTime, but mostlyMen, taken out,Targeted, byGun or hands or Blown apart or Drowned in their bathsBy accidentOf course. He tucksThe gun away,Wipes his hands onHis coat, takes outA cigarette,Lights it up, andInhales. He usedTo often dreamOf having hisFather in hisSights in deep sleep Nights; seeing theFatherly headBlown wide and allThe things he usedTo say, the WASPThoughts, prejudicesShot far away.He smiles, exhalesAnd remembersHis mother’s kind

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