*

 

The evidence is everywhere about us.

 

It is incontrovertible.

 

*

 

One thing I used to do is death notifications. One thing I used to do is pick up the dead from car wrecks and suicides and murders and put them into body bags. One thing I used to do is somehow believe I was exempt.

 

Nor is death the worst of it.

 

*

 

tonight I am weary of it. embittered and scalded by the daily scouring of what’s good from the surface of the world.

 

*

 

Even the balm of lovingkindness seems too scant to mention.

 

***

 

Namaste.

 

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