Pop Rocks

 cr. Laureen Carruthers

cr. Laureen Carruthers

Times were simpler

when we were kids

eating Pop Rocks

but now we can only hear

the sound of tear drops

from genocide to hunger

capitalism’s taking us under

from being displaced by war

we can’t forget about the poor

mass shootings in a place

that’s supposed to educate

and be safe

what can we do in this world

that will soon be drowning

everything that is happening

is really quite astounding.