Broken and Damned

Be we, the broken and damned, divided?                                                                                                             To be tossed upon unforgiving shores with no hand to hold?

Once, our arrogant allegiance to this dream and each other                                                                   brought us hope in the despondent darkness of our humanity.

Are we now to be abandoned by our brothers? Our sisters? Our fathers? Our mothers?

Where is that harsh light of our unity to illuminate our infant nakedness and the narrow bridge forward?

Why now have we replaced the blade of compassionate honesty and understanding love with the fires of polarizing hatred and intolerable cruelty? There can be no truth here.

Is there no way forward?

Is there no way forward?


Is there no way forward?