vulnerable, 2

there is no time to cast accusations

a moment

to recognize
who said what and why

to identify the
reasons it was wrong to
say this and that

to proclaim that
tomorrow will be different

take that moment
for examination

then breathe

there is much work
to be done

there is much weight
to be shed

there is so much
grief here

we must move past
the weapons and
the wounding.

everything is so
simple in the eyes
of an outsider

change this
change that

stop this
start that

be different
it is so simple
be different

sudden tragedy is

but the world
in which it happens
can change
must change
or risk the same
over and over again.