by Paul J. Yanuziello 7/18.
(Written shortly after the mass shooting on the Danforth, commonly known as Greektown, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.)
What sets a tone of fire that races out of control
Wild beasts in the forest run from danger
fight or flight an old instinctual habit
Played out in modern times
A Greek tragedy unfolds in Greektown
Blood and tears mix with rage and fear
A rampage in the concrete jungle
a misguided animal with a gun
Remember the fallen good and bad
Lest we forget why we are spared
To spread the words of love and compassion
through deeds of selflessness
The 2018 Toronto shooting, known locally as the Danforth shooting, was a mass shooting that occurred on Danforth Avenue in the Greektown neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the night of July 22, 2018. Faisal Hussain killed two people and wounded thirteen using a handgun. He committed suicide after a shootout with Toronto police officers.