It has taken me nearly two years to write three stanzas about an event that changed thousands of lives, including mine and my loved ones, forever.
This is Las Vegas, Nevada, and this is our home.
Overhauling All We’ve Known
Spraying ricocheting lead
on a flawless Vegas summer night
Burly men with shirts off
Cries for help left behind
Painful guilt traumatizing futures
Liters of gifted blood
Strangers embracing strangers
Embroidering hearts, wrenching a city together
– Breelyn Shelkey