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by Matt Gillick

Reflecting on March 24, 2018

We thought putting two


in the air

on Pennsylvania Ave.

while Emma Gonzalez

said nothing

at the podium for

six minutes


twenty seconds

was the right

thing to do,

to say,

to feel.

We were all just

seeing where

the wind was blowing. 

About the Author

Matt Gillick is from Northern Virginia. He primarily writes fiction but tries to say he writes poetry too. He received his MFA from Emerson College in 2021 and his BA from Providence College in 2015 (go Friars). He is working on a novel.

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