Friday, July 8, 2016

Turkey, Bangladesh, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and now Dallas.

What is one to say? All the words are pointless.

Meanwhile, what we have are words.
We are prepared for evil.
In our fathers' voices
we smell the loose, wet earth on the shovels,
the wide pit
being dug. 
--from Christopher Bursk, "The Only Thing Worse Than the Terror Itself Would Be the Silence Afterward."


Milton Moon said...

We all bleed, sometime even those who insist on owning guns. We also inflict untold cruelty and terror on cattle, pigs, rabbits, poultry both farmed and wild, and even some family pets. We despoil arable land for oil and gas, and for money, and we chop down trees that are homes for native species. We live in a community, not only of people, but Life itself.

Milton Moon

Dawn Potter said...

It's all true.

David (n of 49) said...

I still think too much about the mothers
And ask what is man born of woman.
He curls himself up and protects his head
While he is kicked by heavy boots; on fire and running
He burns with bright flame; a bulldozer sweeps him into a clay pit.
Her child. Embracing a teddy bear. Conceived in ecstasy.

- from Czeslaw Milosz's "Preparation"