Friday, July 8, 2016


Good morning.
Bad things happened in the world
While you were sleeping
As usual,
But this time it hit closer to home

I’m left here
Feeling hopeless, powerless
Because I can’t protect you
Never could
But now the big, bad world looms

Bares sharp teeth
And extends its razor claws
Videos, memes, likes, and shares
Not a match
Against ignorance and hate

Reason’s snuffed
By blasts of bullets and bombs
Sound bites, headlines, and rants
Let’s snuggle
A little longer before we face this day

- Theresa Milstein