“Gun of a Bitch” by Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore


This is a murder weapon.
This is a neutron star,
one billion pounds in a teaspoon.
I’m not guilty.

This is a murder weapon.
He still screams help me
somewhere beneath my pillow,
from the black cave of the barrel.

This murder weapon
left oil in my mouth,
but I am a famous coward.
Take this weight off my hands.

Point it at me.
Connect the dots
of his voice, and the silence
of starless space behind me.

Poets Respond
May 15, 2016

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Jay Sizemore: “This poem responds to the news that George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin.”

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