Thoughts and Prayers
Tell me, my people,
how will you prepare the children’s bodies?
Will they be wearing suits?
That is proper, for a funeral.
Or, will they be wearing their school clothes,
holey and streaked with blood?
That is proper, for a protest.
When they are lowered down,
or scattered to the wind,
what words will you give to comfort
Josh Medsker's writing has appeared in many publications, including: Contemporary American Voices, The Brooklyn Rail, The Review Review, Haiku Journal, and Red Savina Review. For a complete list of Mr. Medsker's publications, please visit his website. (www.joshmedsker.com)