America is a Gun

America is a Gun

after "The Enemy" by Robin Brownfield and "America is a Gun" by Brian Bilston

by Robin Brownfield

Inspiration: I was pondering how violent life is in the United States. and how the US also inflicts that violence around the world. I decided to continue addressing the themes of gun violence and its relation to US military actions. Inspired by the poem, "America Is A Gun" by Brian Bilston, and connected to the piece I did for Wild Greens called "The Enemy," I wanted to show that the victims of gun violence and war are innocents—people we love or should love. I want people to be upset, angry, and moved to push for societal changes that could end the violence.


Featured in our August 2023 issue, "Ekphrasis"