14 Jun 2016 – Spin

Who calculates a shooting victim’s worth?
What analytics to such times apply?
Compound it fifty times and there’s no dearth

of commentary, people only die
to feed news cycles, setting them to spin –
our politicians poised with ready lies.

Denials and simple answers in the wind,
since no one wants the killing sprees to stop.
Above all else, the “other side” can’t win!