In Athens County – for d’Verse Poets

For five dollars they’ll let you kill a bobcat

in Athens County this year.

Not so different than kitty cats, I hear.

Why not? More executions,

classroom shootings…

racial persecutions

vengeful solutions.


my child is missing

caught her kissing

bury her deep.





About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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19 Responses to In Athens County – for d’Verse Poets

  1. Gun culture in all its forms stinks. That’s what your very eloquent poem says to me. My opinion only, but I’ll defend it if need be.


  2. hypercryptical says:

    Your close is chilling…


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Its horrible and deeply distressing all that’s happening around us these days! Eloquent write.


  4. Oh.. I’m so glad I live in a country where there is a clear separation between guns and religion


  5. A powerful write Nan. I hope the momentum behind the movement for change will continue to grow 🕊


  6. ZQ says:

    Well Penned!
    We have family Marching Sat. 3/24/18


  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I agree that there is no need to encourage the urge to kill.


  8. Grace says:

    That is tragic indeed ~ I am glad we have strict gun laws in Canada ~


  9. Guns are a plague and the NRA is way too powerful. We will never be free of them in the US because the NRA members are in our government.

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