Sunday, October 11, 2020

Love Reigns

 Oh this world in these times
   so many warring factions
have we lost our humanity?
our sameness?

Right now it seems "me"
is more important than "we" ...
this group, that group, another

All think they are the only way
tension, fear,
injustice ~ real or perceived
becomes their only truth

until one - emboldened & inflamed
raises an arm
slinging death from the end of a gun

Death does not arrive this time
lives are altered
Mercy floods forth
Love reigns in humanity's desolation

written after the ambush shooting of two LASD deputies on 9-12-20
a reflection on Psalm 46:8-11, from Psalms for Praying by Nan Merrill