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Guest Poem: My education comes with a trigger warning

<p>MSU students hold up signs protesting against gun violence during the sit-in protest at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Feb. 20, 2023.</p>

MSU students hold up signs protesting against gun violence during the sit-in protest at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Feb. 20, 2023.

Photo by Sonya Barlow | The State News

By Lauren Raycraft, Behavioral Neuroscience PhD candidate

my education comes with a trigger warning
for all of the lessons that I did not ask men to teach me.
except sometimes, there's not even a lesson -
just another man with a gun,
firing bullets into a classroom — 
just another senseless act of violence
that the system failed to prevent.

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