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

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

Forty-nine people
A night club called Pulse
He was a self-hating gay.

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

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

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

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