How to Create a Killer

How to Create a Killer

It’s easy
subtract kindness
add grievance
leave a trail of blood
in the television spotlight
red as maple leaves
in autumn

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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13 Responses to How to Create a Killer

  1. JeanMarie says:

    A great poem for a horrible event

    Liked by 4 people

  2. berniebell1955 says:

    Initially, I read your poem and my mind went to Shireen Abu Aqleh. Then I realised you are probably referring to the shooting in Buffalo – more the action of a single mad person than a regime.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. K.Hartless says:

    Unforgettable image, those maple leaves. Do they crumble to dust with the next tragedy, do you think?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. πŸ’πŸ™πŸ½ thank you for sharing your poem and thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

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