Dedicated to the short lives of Bushra Abdi, 19, and Zeynab (Hapsa) Abdalla 19
There are already open wounds
two young women lost their lives
their final moments
in a panic with 911.
We have these preliminary assumptions
the dead can no longer speak
a certain beauty will now forever
encompass the memory of their lives.
What happens in the middle of the morning
to find the soul and heart
crying for safety, lost in a certain mire
unable to see, perhaps without ability.
Now we have to listen
we have to hope in the midst of tragedy
no foul play, only the reality
of two lives ending in such a tragic way.
They perished in a city
in a hot bed of controversy
the marginalization of a society
lived and breathed until this day.
We will wonder the bystander
if there are questions to remain
perhaps two children in the throes
of living each day like their last.
They will be, were, are always loved
ours is not a place to judge
only find the peace of finding Grace
finding paths for their soul to rise.