In appreciation of all the guns we shall
resurrect these watermelons from
the oblivion to which we have blown them.
In honor of all the guns we shall observe
a moment of silence.
In respect for all the guns, we shall breathe
their incense and write out a big blank
check for more bullets. In defense
of all the guns we shall garner more
guns. In apology for all the guns
we shall offer you this stick-pin of a
flag. In celebration of all the guns we
shall carry them openly. In homage to all
the guns we shall erect a statue of a hole.
Greg Keeler is the author of several books, including Trash Fish and Epiphany at Goofy’s Gas. He has been writing a sonnet a day for nearly 20 years.