Friday, November 20, 2015

We and I are not an Island

We hear the news
See a tweet
Read a post
Watch a video
Hearts
Breaking
Slowly
But why
He is
A thousand miles away
We never met
We never spoke
Before today
I never knew his name
Yet
Geographical distance
Emotional separation
Never divides
A national connection
A communal responsibility
For him
For his family
His school
His community
So
We are all hurting
My little island
Has become
A state
A country
A world
We are all connected
We have built bridges to one another
We have found a way
To find each other
We
And I
Are not an island
We
Are
Never
Alone.

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