“Ten Thousand”

Poet

 

 

 

 

 

How, how does one
wrap his mind around
ten-thousand deaths?

How? In one city alone?
How? They were all blown and
swept away in two hours or less.

How? For a year is
not enough time for me
to wrap my head around
the reality of my father’s
death.

Will ten thousand years
be enough for a people
to come to grips with
ten-thousand lives lost?

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