12 Comments


  • Bren Ortega Murphy

    very powerful…thank you!

    June 24, 2018
  • Bren Ortega Murphy

    Also…splendid title

    June 24, 2018
  • Ellen Datlow

    thank you, Bob.

    June 24, 2018
  • Patti Derr

    This is brilliant . . . and heartbreaking! Have we become so jaded, so accustomed to our casual bigotry, that we assume that our birthright of freedom is for us alone? The essence of all things American can be seen in the eyes of a frightened child from El Salvador, if we are willing to look.

    June 24, 2018
  • Peggy Jurado

    Wow! This is amazing!!!

    June 24, 2018
  • Rose Prescott

    Fantastic Bob.
    Thank you

    June 25, 2018
  • A powerful poem and image, so worth sharing. When the gyre widens words can help hold us together.

    June 25, 2018
  • Thank you, Bren.

    June 25, 2018
  • Thanks so much, Janet. It does appear that he center cannot hold.

    June 25, 2018
  • Thanks very much, Ellen.

    June 25, 2018
  • Thanks for the kind words, Patti. I would say that many Americans suffer from compassion fatigue, except that many American’t don’t appear to exercise their powers of compassion enough t have fatigue.

    June 25, 2018
  • Peggy, thanks so much.

    June 25, 2018

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