39/365: Periods, Be Bullets

Tallulah Bankhead in  The Cheat  (George Abbott, 1931)

Tallulah Bankhead in The Cheat (George Abbott, 1931)

To be the woman with a gun who pulled the trigger,
I want to be the one who did it,
who sent that hard, sharp punctuation to stop a timeline.
Periods, be bullets.

I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.