• Carol Everett Adams

Pendulum Takes a Question from the Audience About Guns

Pendulum doesn't tell me everything he's thinking, but I can tell you he considers us foolish and selfish to keep going the way we are with guns in the United States.


This poem is only published here.


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Pendulum Takes a Question from the Audience About Guns


Pendulum hangs by a thread

and he’s too tired to swing.

His heart beats with worry,


ticks with grief.

He says to you run. He says dig

into your rabbit holes;


he is done. He gets big,

blows himself up like a small moon,

looks down on parents left behind


and predicts they’re done, too.

Pendulum says wake the fuck up. This summer is hot

and getting hotter. Pendulum knows


he can’t keep going,

when all the gun cards

keep rising to the top.

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