message of hatred
for unsuspecting victims
dispensed by madmen with guns
as a nation grieves
bodies continue to fall
in world where no place is safe
This sedoka is my response to
Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #96 Little Ones … Sedoka
A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem composed of two katauta. A katauta is able to stand alone, with three lines and a syllable pattern of 5-7-7. A Sedoka therefore has the syllable count: 5-7-7, 5-7-7. Each katauta must be able to be read independently, but also create a cohesive singular work in the Sedoka.
Mass shootings, fueled by nationalism, bigotry and hatred continue at an accelerated pace in the United States, a place where such events are becoming the new norm in news cycles.