This May Newsletter is focused on the American gun laws that have led to the mass shootings of children. However, I have attempted to consider the bigger picture that is affecting all of us. We seem to be in a vortex of negative energy characterized by a prolonged collective sympathetic state. We are running from unseen forces of fear and anger leading to collective anxiety behaviors such as drug abuse, suicides, and violance against our fellow man. Sometimes these issues can only be understood through poetry which attempts to captivate the feelings behind the thought and behavior patterns that seem to be estroying our communities, our countries, and the mass of humanity.