February 2023

"25,000" - 2/11/23

it is impossible for the mind
to grasp that much death

one loss, one friend or loved one
merits a level of grief G-d reserves

for the most fragile among us
knowing full well that love's absence

shatters the most sentient of souls
Oh wailing, heart-stopping, violent earth

swallowing innocents, ancients re-birthed:
To what end, these horrors, if not (pray tell)

but to leverage humility against hubris still
I can't fathom how best to begin to dole

comfort let alone feel safe in this skin
Lord grant me the wisdom energy

angst to forge something from pain
deafening in hope's midst overwhelm