It was the building party at the pool.
We could see the shooter sitting there. He had a beer
in one hand, and a gun in the other.
He was white, and all the victims were people of color,
four black women, plus three men.
He never even stood up. Just fired
like they were sitting rubber ducks.
Wore a thoughtful look on his face
like it was the most interesting thing anyone could do.
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Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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