Psalm 8
a song of sorrow

a tragedy on the news
and it is real
the media gets the message across
this time

a dream of sorrow
after watching, learning of
the tragedies

dreams are real, too
the real development of feeling
so that in the day
we might better understand

there was no sense here
only death

this in two nights’ time of
illumination and subcutaneous
unearthing on what further
to think and feel

the tragedy is real
the deaths are real
everything is real but the motive
murder needs no motive

not for our knowing and certainly not
for our understanding

on the third day, there is nothing
more to know that will make it

less a millstone
for the living
still to bear