is this cognitive dissonance? listening to Elder
recount the ancient agreements, while reading
the bombing of another Medecins Sans Frontiers
is this even possible? Elder, to gather our teachings
to gather back to our clear and gentle roots
to be curious, creative, kind, and stand
against the tide of plain, cowardly evil.
to live, and to help others to live, spiritually
awake, physically sound, mentally sharp
and in our hearts, a song; this is nothing
childish, this is fierce work. hammer
on the drum of healing. hammer on
the heart drum all night long.