There Are Bombs Going Off

by lizriggs

Explosion
There are bombs going off

in the corners of my mind.

The dim and dusty places where

closed closets

and cancerous cells

eat away at my ability to

think

breathe

sleep

pray.

There are bombs going off in

Cairo

Syria

Palestine

Sanford

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Where children are crippled

by their own cities’

inability to walk them to school.

You have asked me to

be strong.

I do not know how.

You have asked me to

take heart.

I do not know how.

but,

I want you to take mine.

And balance it in

your God God God hands

and let me peer

over

the precipices of your palms

onto the world, the

scary

scary

world.

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