Dear World at Large,

Maybe no one every told you, or maybe you’re too upset to remember, but this is important: We don’t kill people.

We don’t kill people.

We don’t kill people.

This is a rule.

We don’t kill people.

This is a law.

We don’t kill people out of offensive anger.

We don’t kill people out of offensive fear.

We don’t kill people because they don’t look right.

We don’t kill people because we want what they have.

We don’t kill people because we are afraid they’ll give us what we don’t want.

We don’t kill people because they believe something different.

We don’t kill people because they come from another place.

We don’t kill people because of the job they have.

We don’t kill people.

Stop killing people.

Just stop.

Please.

Please.

Stop.

Sincerely,

Your Neighbor