It’s past time

A cold congress
Clinging to discredited dogma
Escalates, elevates
Aggravates and cultivates
Our culture of hate

Each day, each week
Needless nightmares
Dip to deeper
Depths of despair
Leagues deeper than the past

A good man with a gun
Will some day save us, they say
But he’s seldom present
Prepared or prone to act
In that urgent hour

It’s past time
We abandon our modern myth
Of the good man with a gun
It’s time to replace him
With a good woman with a plan