menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Hands Up

First one. . .
then two
three
four
five
and six –

outraged people
pick up sticks

trying to count
to seven. . .
eight
nine
and ten –

but he was someone’s child
someones’s friend.

There is
an unknown
in the thrill
of the overkill.

We don’t understand
how so many bullets
can escape
from one hand

snuffing out
the what of a life
that will not be.

Hands up in prayer
if you dare. . .

The world is watching.

The people are not asking for Utopia,
the people are asking for peace.
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