i feel grief

i am mourning a future that isn’t

the ifs that did not happen

the sadness of my nation in despair

a grim reality for our children

i am in mourning

i could not sleep last night

my heart is heavy

we are burying values

goodness

kindness

and love

in hopelessness

a veil of situational shame

has created indifference

in our denial of pain

suffering has become our name

the oxymoronic reality of us

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If life steers you into a dead end road, and you are trying to find your way, skip the GPS, take the road with no traffic. Founder studiO, early morning poet.