PSA for the NRA



And lastly, let us glance

At a medieval tale

In which the hero’s stance,


Not his war-warped stunts,

Will tell us how to feel.

A Viking warrior once


Was called “the children’s man”

When, for the commonweal,

He broke ranks with his clan,


Spearheading this advance:

He chose not to impale

Children on his lance.


Stephen Kampa is the author of three collections of poetry: Articulate as Rain, Bachelor Pad, and Cracks in the Invisible. He teaches at Flagler College.