the world is so dark today
the blackness in people’s hearts
seems to blot out even the sun
how can we all go on living apathetically
when so many are hurting and suffering?
and why does the blackness grow
like a gaping hole that sucks all good and beauty
away into nothingness?
and how can people be so horrible,
that human life–the warm beating
of hearts and minds and bodies–
can be so thoughtlessly silenced?
we reel, we groan, we weep,
and we wonder why
why there is so much darkness