Far Reaching

The percussion of automatic gunfire
rings loud a year later
rippling like a stone thrown in still waters
as a surviving child
drops
caught in the wake of its violent echoes.

--for Sydney Aiello, 19... and all direct and indirect victims of gun violence

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