in the wake of a mass shooting: a cento poem by Hannah Norris


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in the wake of a mass shooting: a cento poem

guns don’t kill people
people kill people

he was a nice guy

banning things never
solves the problem

stop politicizing the issue

he was crazy

if the good guys
had guns they would
have survived

guns don’t kill people
people kill people

he was unstable

we don’t know what his
motivations were

he came from a good home

people with mental illnesses
are violent

they’re trying to take away
our rights

there was no way
to predict this

guns don’t kill people
people kill people




Hannah Norris

Hannah Norris is a 24 year old PNW native who holds a BA in music production. She spends her time performing in the comedy group she co-founded, Cracks Fics Live, writing, and rewatching The Office. She was recently featured in the newest volume from water soup press. : twitter.com/hlnorri