The Salve is Action
I look to the news and my heart breaks
Another slaughter, another tragedy
I look to the websites and my heart breaks
Another mountain strip-mined, another forest cut
I look to the feeds and my heart breaks
Another spill, another tragedy, another wrong
My heart is full of sadness, and I look to my Gods
I ask Them for comfort, and the One Eye looks to me
What hope would I give you? That, you must make.
Take that burn, that grief.
Do whatever is in you to do.
Words alone will not console, words alone will not heal this.
Do until you can do no more.
Speak where you can speak, until you have no more words.