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Mourning News
Poem by Julia Shaw
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Mourning News
Poem by Julia Shaw

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Mourning News

by Julia Shaw

You ask me why I cry,
I could ask you why you don’t.

News travels fast,
so fast that we have no time to process,
to really understand the issues,
to feel nothing but objective and distant.

A plane crashes,
hundreds die;
a bomb drops,
children’s blood in the streets;
people going missing every day,
too many to even make the news.

Headlines flashing,
scrolling by,
we’re connected to today’s events,
but disconnected
to yesterday,
to tomorrow,
to each other,
and to the world we claim to be a part of.


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