I have been a Nevada resident nearly all my life. I was in high school here when Columbine happened and I was a new mother when October 1 happened… and now I’m watching as the Uvalde tragedy unfolds. I just want the people affected by October 1 (and all mass shootings) to know that they are still seen. They are not forgotten and neither is their grief. This poem is a small gesture of kindness and compassion from my heart to all those who grieve.