Humans continue to hurt each other. Why? How come? These are hard questions that I won't pretend to know the answers to.
It is devastating.
For now, I return to the poem Revenge by late Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, translated by Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi and Gabriel Levin. I often think of this reading from the Dodge Poetry Festival in 2006. Perhaps one day it will no longer be relevant. You can also watch it here.
For more poems, read through Split this Rock's database of social justice poetry.