Fattest paper of the week. Savoring every page in quiet contemplation
While sipping caffeinated liquid from a favorite cup.
The ads for Halloween and Lindsey Buckingham sings in town tonight;
Events and tragedies are printed side by side like rotten potpourri.
The photograph took center stage.
Tired mother looking down her young son's coffin, senseless death;
Consoling his lifeless body, her hands are keepers of their story.
Paper of black and white has blurred to gray;
Thoughts of scary neighborhoods, just twenty minutes by car away.
Thirty days have taken twenty one
And Kansas claims this the worst in her history.
Sunday paper, fattest paper of the week.
Sad, so very sad, then placed inside the recycling bin.