Arlyn

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CONVERSATIONS
ETIQUETTE LESSON FOR LAURA

Laura,
if a grieving mother
shows up at your rally
with a shirt that asks,
"Why did you kill my son?"
compassion
should over come politics
You brush aside those
who treat her roughly
those who scream in her ear
you take off the hand cuffs
put your arms around this mom
overwelmed with loss
and share her tears
You say simply,
"I am sorry."


 

Copyright 2004 Arlyn Serber