Reflection of the Orlando Violence Through Shattered Mind
At a distance, silence broken by what sounded like fire crackers
In the confined space, intermittent showers of machine gun shots, screaming, fear, shock and mass confusion.
A brief few hours turned eternal – bodies dropped, blood splashed, a safe community forever traumatized.
Profound sadness, communal grief, guilt, anger. Why?
Mental illness, eccentric ideology, targeted anger, self-hatred? All of the above?
Wild fire heads of violence throughout this land
Funerals buried the deceased in their prime; funerals demanded more answers
Our responsibilities – ideas not quite formed but remained haunting
One in our God – Muslim, Christians, gay, heterosexual, black, brown and white.
No longer fire crackers at a distance, but a dagger through part of our own Body.