There is Breaking News on the TV,
I stop in my tread and turn to face the screen.
The headline says, “A shooting in California
many people dead. Killers are killed.”
I sit down, hands to my mouth
“Please God, don’t let those murderers be
We’ve had enough blood thrown on Islam
Trump and Cruz are already building walls
and concentration camps in their heads. Please
dear Lord, let this shooting be gang related!”
The anchor speaks, solemn voice, I stop
breathing… “The killers are recognized!
Husband and wife, both Muslims, raided
a Christmas party, killing several innocent people”.
I heard a groan that came out like a cry. I didn’t
know when I had fallen to the ground, the crying
groan had escaped from my heart!”
ZSA_MD April 11 2016