It’s easy to let go when no one’s watching

 and watching

                           and 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.”