It’s easy to let go when no one’s watching
To just kind of fall back into the outer spaces of your mind
(something burning, stench of a landmine)
It’s then you begin to really wonder
All those people–
“You’re fine, you’re fine, no that’s normal…I promise.”
I can’t do it anymore (she says).
A dive to every cliff.
Eventually I’ll just pack up and drift.
You can’t keep everyone safe.
In 1995 Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah building, the question really was:
Does violence really change anything need to exist, if no one uses it?
“I thought it was terrible
that there were children
in the building.”