We’ve Been Here Before

I watched the news last night
and saw a fierce row of black faces
pressed against the transparent
helmet shields of policemen and I thought
my god, my god, what year is it?
History – the vaudeville of our failure to love.
As I stepped outside this morning
I looked and caught a falling star,
and struggled at just one wish.


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  1. Amy K. Sorrells on August 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    That’s what I keep thinking! What the heck year is it anyway?? Have we learned absolutely nothing? All the books and novels and liturgies written about never another Holocaust, never another genocide, and it never has really stopped. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, is all I can say to the falling stars…

  2. Louise on August 13, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Hopes for a better world are fireflies today.

  3. pastordt on August 13, 2014 at 5:39 am

    perfection, John. thank you.

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