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Art by Kenneth Key

When I first sat down
to do this painting
I wanted to do it
from the eye of a little girl
looking out her window.

Just imagine
all the things our children will see;
some with understanding
and some without.

The countless memorials
for the young dead children
killed in the crossfire
and witnessed by a heartless community
who stands silent
until it’s their own

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Kenneth M. Key is a writer, artist and occasional poet incarcerated in Illinois.