Little Men

He shot the man in the mirror
‘cause he wore his gun all wrong…

Little men come in all sizes
often with big guns and
full of fear and fantasy
and the red hot comfort of hate

No room for ambiguity
fear takes up most of the space
with a little left for quick-draw fantasies
of an avenging angel standing tall in camo
to save the town
and the American Way
from foreigners and
false religionists
coming to take our jobs
and change our country

Nothing complicated
just good and evil
one and none
black and white
right and wrong

No shades and hues to sort
no imperfections to ponder
and no agonizing uncertainty
to cloud the vision

Stupid people with guns
are still stupid
just more dangerous

Marv Himmel
June 15, 2017 ©

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