Good kids like him

My favorite student comes around

And delays my projects for hours

Asking for advice about his home life

His career path, his girl problems

He says he can talk to me because I’m an adult

While he is just about to turn twenty-one

But when it comes to girls his age

He cant summon the courage to talk

Today he mentioned that he works at Walmart

Which I knew already but didn’t think of

When news of the massacre came out

I should’ve

He said he was worried about security

That he was thinking of getting a gun himself

And that he already knew I’d tell him off

But I didn’t

I advised him to take a course on gun safety first

Before even considering it

And I emphasized that it was dangerous

But thought I wish more guns

would go to good kids like him

Of course, I’d never say that


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