Found Poem: Killing at a Distance (the spare change news poem) –Emily Rudofsky

Killing at a Distance (the spare change news poem)

(the more conspicuous example of course)

a potent heat-trapping effect

abuse of medication

a yen for guns,

a homeless veteran,

the reek of bodies in the sun.

The pigs ate anything:

farmers

church leaders

two musicians—young women

school children,

the little blobs of humanity.

“Millions of people are being turned out on the street,

My doing it—is not the killing.”

in jail since his arrest

self-esteem in the details

an oxymoron;

his apology through Twitter.

Emily R. Rudofsky lives in Somerville, MA and hates almost everything. Her first chapbook, RAVENOUS, was published by YesNo Press in January, 2014. Her poetry and artwork has also appeared in Oddball Magazine, The Gambler, The Gabbler, The Fat City Review, the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project and ZigZag Folios Vol.2. Emily spent her school years reading during math class. Now she spends her workdays reading at her desk. She still gets in trouble.

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