A response to those who yet again say “it is not the time” to discuss sensible gun control

By: mesanger

Nov 06 2017

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Category: life

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This is not the time for me to tell you I love you

To hear what monsters live under your bed

To remind you to wrap that fuzzy blue scarf around your neck

Before you head out to the shrill wind.

This is not the time for me to protect you

From the coyotes we hear each night, from

Their mournful grief, so distant —

They sound like words I have not yet expressed.

This is not the time for us to figure out

If it is best for you to walk on gravel or fire,

One way or the other your feet will blister.

This, I am told, is the time to pray. Though if

It is true that we make god in our image,

Mine is ready to have us pour love around like pine sap.

She advocates for sticky love

that doesn’t wait until the time is right.

Now, we should glop out that love by the bucketful.

“Now is not the time to tell you I love you”

Should sound as strange to our ears

As the silence of children.


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