Poems of the Week

It’s Lonely at the Top

by Steve Bremner

“Four years after Parkland school massacre, parents of victims protest and mourn.
Manuel Oliver, father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, displays a banner from a [150-foot]
construction crane near the White House calling on officials to prioritize gun violence
prevention policies.”
The Washington Post

Warily, scarily,
Bold Mr. Oliver
Scaled the steel ladder in
Spite of his fears,

Telling the president:
Parents serve terms lasting
More than four years.