I cry often
A silent welling up
With tears spilling over
Or ugly sobbing
It’s just the way I’m wired…

When a child is harmed
I cry
Cruelty to animals
I cry
The forgotten elderly
I cry
Violence, brutality, greed
I cry
Polluted oceans, water, air
I cry
Animals hunted and killed
I cry
Destruction to our environment
I cry
People living in poverty
I cry
Hatred and racism
I cry
I cry
But, acts of compassion and kindness
I ugly sob
…out of gratitude.

bjb 2020–it has been a hard 4 years

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