The Girls of Summer

Look, the gun is unforgiving
and there are no “do overs”
sad feelings come and they wipe people out
they devastate both the body and the mind
they wipe whole cultures off the face of the earth
but rubber bands are fun
and fornication is a silly word
sir, yes sir, insinuates something decadent
but words are just words
and I hope
if nothing else
that you’re going
to be okay

– A. Ramirez