Even He’s had enough finally

and decides to intercede directly

in our affairs

by setting up a system whereby

thunderbolts strike from the Firmament

instantly killing whoever

touches any gun

for any reason whatsoever

in order to once and for all


the relentless insane bloodshed

but it doesn’t.




Michael Estabrook is a baby boomer who began getting his poetry published in the late 1980’s. Over the years he has published fifteen poetry chapbooks, his most recent entitled Bouncy House. His interests include history, art, music, theater, opera, and his wife, who just happens to be the most beautiful woman he has ever known.