Head Shot

Osama bin Laden 
March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011 

Odd, isn't it, to celebrate a game in which the score is kept by bodies.

Forgive us, for we know not of what it means to kill or be killed.

Or to be crushed by a building, or the weight of the memory of a bullet through skin.

Or how an ocean can infinitely hide something we for so long sought to find.

Or why justice sometimes finds itself swept up against the tide.

Forgive us, for we are really celebrating nothing at all; we are burying a painful memory in a vast, open sea.

6 Response to "Head Shot"

  • Logan Says:

    For some reason I thought he was A LOT older. Like 70ish. not sure why I thought that though. Glad he's dead!

  • Tahoe Says:

    This is really good.

  • Tahoe Says:

    This is really good.

  • Anonymous Says:

    glad it's over, thank you navy seals.

  • Mean Rachel Says:

    Navy seals, Army, Navy, Marines, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, parents, children who never knew their fathers and mothers...there's a long list of thank yous involved in this one.

  • Chris Says:

    The same mentality that celebrates the death penalty demands that our enemies be slain. Are we safer now? Really? I know its what Americans wanted, and good for the president's re-election. But can we please re-evaluate why/who we fight?