Sunday, March 4, 2018

The news, this week

It is again, the news, that takes you by storm 
even when you close your eyes
it follows you, like a shadow, 

a bird that flies very close behind
this is it, a bomb falls somewhere 
children are bleeding, mothers losing 

but there you stay
in your comfortable bed asking 
God for reasons you have left to live 

to receive voice
to speak in it for those who have 
been swept over by the news 

taken into the hands of their maker 
once more, tales, memories 
personal artifacts: old clothes, missal, TVs

photographs coming into ash
to bring about other photos 
newer and fresher the wounds

blood, tears, gas
photos, stories, soundbites
you turn the news off and close your eyes. 

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