Haiku for Mass Shootings

I’ve decided to write a haiku every time there’s a mass shooting. I’m starting with the first one that I remember, which was in 1991. Then I included a haiku for Pulse, because it was one that hit particularly hard for me, and then I move into each mass shooting since November of 2017.

I want this project to end soon. But I am not that hopeful. - Eve Lyons

1.
Twenty-three people
Luby's Cafeteria
He hated women.

2.
Forty-nine people
Pulse, a gay night club
He was a self-hating gay.

3.
Fifty-eight people
Country music in Vegas
Recently, he lost.

4.
Twenty-six people
Praying in a Texas church
He taught Bible school.


5.
Five dead, ten injured
California ranch and school
"Domestic dispute."

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