Poems of the Week

Long Shot

by Nora Jay

“‘The NRA is in grave danger’: group’s troubles are blow to Trump’s 2020 bid”
—The Guardian

Wayne LaPierre is not in danger.
Trump’s campaign is fine.
There’s no situation-changer.
Don’t be spun a line.

Never mind how many students
End up being shot.
Will they change the jurisprudence?
Obviously not.

Though it’s bright inside our bubbles,
Life outside is grey.
Do not trust the so-called troubles
Of the NRA.