how the world keeps turning even when your
heart stops finding meaning in its beat.
And when the wronged is lying but seems so honest
and the good guy is blamed.
how the gender or race or wealth of a human
is lifted up as the trigger for pain.
And when the lies are regretted but it starts
a war and someone’s daddy is dead.
how we do laugh at the crazy state of the world
because we think we can’t change it.
And when the jokes become screams and the fear
becomes rage and we know we’ll all lose.
how we trapped ourselves with all the silence
and cruelty and selfishness day after day.
And when we have a chance to check a box that
might change something we stay home.
how we let them win over We the People just because
they say we should.
And when the stones we threw skyward turn back
our way and the crushing truth wins.