Humans, or: Statistics

A haibun

Look, I don’t identify as politically liberal or politically progressive. I’m very much a centrist and interested in understanding all sides of political arguments. Not only that, but I tend to support high levels of personal freedom.

So, I’m totally open to having a guns rights activist explain this graph to me from their perspective. I’m not being flippant – I really want to know how somebody can look at these data and not conclude that having dramatically more guns per capita correlates to (and likely causes) dramatically more gun deaths.

I’m waiting.

last weeks of school year
children antsy for summer
fewer now remain

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun based upon the prompt word ‘waiting’.
  • From Poetry.org:
    • In How to Haiku, Bruce Ross writes, “If a haiku is an insight into a moment of experience, a haibun is the story or narrative of how one came to have that experience.”

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

56 thoughts on “Humans, or: Statistics”

  1. Your haiku made me gasp. It is impossible to see how some people still believe it is necessary for American citizens to be armed with assault rifles and the like.

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