I’m more interested in armor than vulnerability. In war, we don’t expose our throat to the enemy. When we are being assaulted, our poetic professions of pain do not cause a perpetrator to pause in their cruelty. We continue to believe all the displays of outrage and empathy, calls to higher ground and virtue are […]

Begging and Bleeding

We continue to beg our lawmakers to do something about school shootings. We’ve begged for years. We just get more guns — and more shootings. We’ve begged for universal health care and mental health funding. Not getting that. In any reliable form. We begged for sensible immigration reform. FOR DECADES. We got a horrible destructive inhumane opposite. […]