One broken-hearted, broken-egoed, broken-minded man
took four lives today.
Pain for pain
Pain for innocent families
Pain for everyday people
just at work doing their work-a-day jobs
in the wrong place at the wrong time
between enraged man and his target.
A community in shock
Wanting to know who and why and what if
It’s all we can talk about
We are all connected to the victims
We know someone who went to high school with her,
someone who wore the same badge as him,
someone who looked forward to her smiling face at the bank,
someone who practiced law with her,
who called him daddy, who called her grandma,
who went to his birthday party,
who watched her grow up,
who kissed him good night every night.
We are a community who knew them,
who feels for them and their families.
Mourning rain today as a community struggles to accept
Struggles to make sense out of senseless
Frozen in grief
We all stopped
forgot our everyday worries
Paused to remember our mortality
To remember the fragility of this precious life
To remember to say our “I love yous”
and hold our loved ones tight.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday…