“Woman Killed in Skid Row Shooting” (Laurence Stacey)

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………………..his street name
………………..on the skid row wall…
………………..winter sun

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Headlines:

“Woman Killed in Skid Row Shooting” (LA Downtown News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 4 Comments...

  1. Terry Ó C

    Really enjoyed this verse. A story builds around it without even reading the article.

  2. Editor

    I agree with Terry – this piece is stellar Laurence. The floating line is also perfect, placing us between a moment of time – a fragment of time, as the sunlight moves across the wall… his name illuminated… but still slightly cold to the touch… there is a lot going on here.

    Brilliant.

  3. Laryalee

    Wow, this haiku is powerful, Laurence…as Terry says, a story in itself…so very poignant.
    Lary

  4. Laurence Stacey

    Hey Terry, Dick, and Lary. Thanks for the feedback! This article really struck me when I read it, so the poem just kind of jumped out.

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