in response to the Newtown shootings.
If he could say: something so sad just happened. and if I could say: not now- can’t now.
and then wait an hour and twenty eight minutes, couldn’t that hour and twenty eight minutes stretch and grow so that
as I lie old and taking my last everythings, couldn’t you lean down and whisper in my ear, “now. the world is ending and aching. altogether now. you and everyone.” ?
Everyone altogether at once is the way I would prefer it. One light. Bright.