‘There may be now right here’: B.C. poet writes about deadly Penticton shootings


A B.C. poet has penned a somber poem about Monday’s taking pictures spree in Penticton that claimed the lives of 4 individuals.

On Monday, Shane Koyczan of Penticton posted the poem on social media. The 35-line work, as of Tuesday afternoon, had greater than 1,00zero shares on his Fb web page.


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“The city I reside in is small. Perhaps 34,00zero individuals? It’s not tiny, however as a result of it sits between two large lakes, there’s no room for it to develop any larger,” Koyczan stated in his Fb publish.

“I’m okay with that. I wish to reside in a small place. I can experience my bike from one finish of city to the opposite in 20 minutes. I can stroll the road at evening with out my thoughts racing to collide with worry.

“Small locations typically really feel faraway from the remainder of the problems that plague the world. We busy ourselves with yard work and watch the information considering that the worst of it ‘might by no means occur right here.’”

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Koyczan added “[Monday] four individuals have been killed by a shooter in our small city. A spot the place violence like that would by no means occur.

“We have been informed to remain in our properties whereas streets have been closed off and locked down. We waited for updates whereas we might nonetheless hear the helicopter circling overhead.”


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Click on here for the link to Koyczan’s poem.

For extra about Shane Koyczan, go to his website.

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