Sutherland Springs, 2017

by Luke Neftali Villafranca

An American steps into Church
with a gun

Bullet meets bone
blood flows

firecrackers heard
down a country road

Red, White, and Blue lights
sirens, Stars and Stripes

Oh, say can you see?
America the Beautiful
America the Ugly

Luke Neftali Villafranca is a graduate of St. Mary’s University. He is a writer and a boxer.

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