Saturday, January 5, 2013

In Each Other's Cross-hairs

In Each Other’s Cross-hairs
by Richard Swanson

I got this gun to save me
from my next door neighbor who
says I’m crazy and has all these guns,
which makes me crazy
and makes me buy guns.
I’m not crazy, it’s you,
I tell him you’re nuts for
having those guns,
but not if you’re neighbor, says he,
to someone like you with
all those guns, that’s . . .

~ previously published in Men in the Nude in Socks
   (Fireweed Press)