So many

We have problems
from where we sit
in expensive (at least)
sounding places,
in comfort (we’re
not dead or dying) and holding
the best cards…but
is that enough to mean anything;
what do we do, for
instance
when, without being threatened
not from the TV
the grocery store
our friends…
but thousands of miles away
places never visited, never
heard smelled touched;
where other people
innocents
kids
are murdered gassed destroyed
for no reason other than
political
religious
muscle flexing
what is our response?
do we care
do we notice
do we
change the channel
to something a little more uplifting
safe
sane
is it not our fight
not
us…
is it madness bullying hegemony
the reactionary, the
distraction
to reply that it’s not right, it’s not
human
to kill so many so many so many
but then
then
then
what do we do?

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