I am going to try to unload some unsettling news from yesterday in 6-word chunks (inspiration from another slicer). I wanted to write a poem, but I did not feel like it was poetic. I feel like it is raw, puzzling, and unsettling and all I can do is spit it out. Nothing makes sense.
Something happened in my neighborhood yesterday.
Helicopters were flying around the area.
They were low and loud, too close.
A text came from a friend,
"Rough day for the neighborhood," What??
Around the corner on our walking route,
a 49-year-old mother and
her 12-year-old daughter were
found dead at 7:30 a.m. at home.
Father and brother are not suspects.
Isolated incident; no threat to community
It was a "very difficult scene."
More death too close to home.
Trying to make sense of it
is so damn scary, no words.
I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.