This week, Street Roots’ Creative Writing prompt was a response to the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Fla. Vendors were encouraged to write their own responses. Here is what they wrote.
In Response to the Orlando Shooting
By Aileen McPherson
Is it terror or tragedy?
10s, 100s, 1,000s – does it matter how many?
Senseless killing, lives lost,
Never to be loved or love again.
Memories are fragile, histories are fractured,
Mankind, womankind, all kinds,