Angels make their hope here

on this struggling planet

of refugees and school shootings.

Why do they persist?

Because they’re angels.

How can they not weep for us?


Today the radio sent me

back to Sandy Hook.

Twenty children, six adults


And before Adam Lanza

entered that school,

he shot his mother.


What happened next?


Alex Jones of Infowars

told his listeners

that the shooting was staged

A government conspiracy

to take Americans’ guns away.


Grieving families were harassed.

Told that their children had been seen



Will Mr. Jones have something to say

about the Russians bombing

a maternity hospital?


Oh, angels, do you have words

for this insanity?

I don’t.

Do you have hope?

Help for us.  Hope for us.

We are foundering.


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