And Again

another murder,
last night or the night before.
A number of shootings
but only one murder
last night. Or the night before.
So far
94 murders in Toronto
this year. Most of them
with guns.
There will be more,
surely, before the counter
counter resets to zero in
another year, and we
begin the tally again.
Again, and again.
It is sad.
It is our reality:
violence, in so many forms,
is here. It is everywhere.
Really. Sadly.
We are not alone in our grief.
Someone was killed
last night in this city.

12/20/2018                                             j.g.l.

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