Hot Spots in the City by Donal Mahoney

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Hot Spots in the City

I turn on the news to see
who won the game last night
but first the scores from
hot spots in the city.

Two people are killed
and a house is set on fire.
An infant burns to death.

Two men hijack a car
and a mother is killed.
Her baby is tossed
from the car and
found a block away
alive in a car seat.

The mayor says
we need more cops.
Money’s the problem.

The police chief says
he’s sending more cops
to hot spots in the city.

The anchor says at noon
a demonstration at City Hall
for Black Lives Matter.

He doesn’t mention
any demonstrations at
hot spots in the city.

Donal Mahony

Donal Mahoney, nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found by clicking here… 

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