Saturday, March 12, 2011

fugue for Japan and Wallowa County

thousands of miles away -- epic disaster!
all the fiddly things drop aside. everywhere
innocent ignorance and arrogance... and now
close to home, the grief, down to the bone.

there are so terribly many things to mend
and maybe they can't be. yet this is no time
to play deer in the headlights, say "screw it,
then," to turn off the news, or to turn aside.

so then what? what is the next strong

and courageous way to step up? late or not,
here history comes, maybe to your back yard.
where ever you are, hold out your hand.