Mark - bloody happy you posted this and its nominated!!!
It will do well to make the front page i think. It deserves it. its full of sadness and vivid descriptions.. Well done on writing such an amzing piece - as sad as it is. and the events in it are such a raw topic.
What a very sad piece...it's the first I've read since this horrible event took place. I like how you have managed to keep the tone of the poem somber throughout, it works so well with your word choice.
Sadly, I don't think it will be the last atrocity unless the gun laws are changed.