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Gunning Down the High School Drug Dealer

January 28, 2015
By MarieEsther PLATINUM, Miami, Florida
MarieEsther PLATINUM, Miami, Florida
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one hundred birds in the park

one is shot dead

how many birds are left?


the answer is none; the rest scatter

in a daze of frantic wings,

earsplitting squeals,



snapshots from Lance Lantez's memorial at stoner park:

Wanted poster taped to a tree

surrounded by flowers

two newport cigarettes

a broken fishing pole

a small, stale teddy bear.


if there are one hundred kids in the park

and one's life is smeared against the concrete

how fast do the rest scatter?

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