Wednesday, August 23, 2023


How is it 
we should ever 
come by the right 

to posthumously 
call someone an
extraordinary individual

The measure 
cannot be 
whether or not 

their heart 
was pure
or indivisible,

for the question 
is not that it came
to be broken—

or when, or how
often—but rather, 
how uniquely

How instructive—
moreover, how edifying
a sermon 

was the sound 
which we heard in its 
barbarous blasting?

How seen did we feel 
as we sifted 
through the shatters, 

and how beautifully 
pointless was their
pitiable pattern?