One of mine

I heard about the kid who died
I didn’t read it in the paper
I overheard a fairly disgusting
conversation about it
I only half paid attention
when the offer to show
the video this guy caught on his phone
was rejected.
“I don’t want to see that, man,”
I overheard one say
and thought,
“These people are terrible and
I want to get away from them.”

I didn’t realize until Monday
that that kid who died
was one of mine

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