Tito Titus, author of ‘I can still smile like Errol Flynn’ (Empty Bowl Press, 2015), appears in various journals and anthologies, most recently Garrison Keillor’s The Artist’s Almanac in May of this year. https://www.poetfire.com/
Murder at the Chop
BREAKING 2:30 am June 21
Police investigating . . .
two victims one died at hospital.
18 shots, two weapons, or
about 30 shots fired, multiple weapons.
It’s a right-wing attack!
What’s the evidence?
Shooter white, dead man black.
Bleeding out, fire department won’t help.
They can’t enter until police secure the area!
Crowd menaced cops, wouldn’t let them near.
Cops say a violent mob stopped them.
A “violent crowd”? I doubt that.
Victims evacuated by volunteer medics.
Was the shooting peaceful?
That’s some festival you got there!
Hey Mayor, how’s your Summer of Love working out?
An outsider in a black SUV did it!
CHOPers turning on their own!
The killer, of course, is free.
Congratulations, Democrats, You’ve created a
third world country in Seattle.
Not about Black Lives Matter, anymore!
Who’s protecting the shooter? The police?
You don’t know that!
Police didn’t stop shooter.
Neither did CHOP!
Call Joe Biden, he knows how to fix everything.
They’re using city water and power, like they all moved
from Mom’s basement outside and made a huge pillow fort.
Don’t worry, CHOP has world-renowned surgeons and
Blood on the Mayor’s hands!
What if the shooter worked for police?
If you’re an “autonomous zone,” don’t ask for medics.
Enjoy your socialist medicine.
This is what happens when children play adult.
Wishing a very Happy Father’s Day to everyone
celebrating today, especially those who are single parents. Thank you for all you do! —Mayor Jenny Durkan
I wish they would come talk to us and not shoot at us.
This young man’s death could have been prevented
if someone hadn’t shot him.
The mayor and police chief share responsibility for
portraying our protest movement as violent.
The city should move in now, clear out this mess.
By “city” you mean militarized police, and by “move in”
you mean pepper spray, batons, and gas the neighborhood.
How do I get more of these people shot?
I want you to see this video, so you can hear my tears.
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