nobody needs to tell the Parkland survivors that their frustrations will remain and grow if no action is taken, if nothing in their country changes. the frustration will remain five, ten, fifteen years down the road, and longer. just like frustration does for the survivors of Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Columbine. for the loved ones of gun-related deaths that do not get widespread news coverage. for anyone who has ever known someone who has died because of guns.
in a place where each person is scanned at birth
for their monetary value
and cashed in
when pride and greed conspire
it is not surprising
is deemed more important
than living beings
you're reading a book when, two pages before chapter sixteen, it is torn from your hands and thrown into a lake. when you retrieve it the pages are sopping wet - some ripped, others matted together, each one unreadable.