January 2006 /Volume Seven / Issue One
Jason Floyd Williams
current political discussions.

His great aunt had asked
him to come over & cut
the fallen tree-branches
that littered the back-yard

The young man had went over
one morning, unannounced, to
survey the work ahead.

The great uncle, handicapped
by dementia & diabetes, saw
someone in his yard.
So he went & grabbed his shotgun,
opened the window, took
careful aim, & shot his
nephew in the back.

The local newspapers called it
a tragedy, but mentioned
the young man should have
called first.