something tragic


something tragic

happened in our world

yesterday

again

and

something tragic

happened in me

when for a moment

i could not care

i felt like

my empathy

had run out

my empathy

had emptied

my first reaction

to my apathy

was to blame

the media

for covering

too many tragedies

then to blame

the crazies

for being crazy

too often

then to blame

social networks

for talking

too much about

how terrifying

how terrible

how tragic

our world

has somehow

become

and how

we are all

so mystified

by it all

but

then

i saw

what my apathy

cost my humanity

and i was not willing

to pay that price

and i hope that i never will be

so then

i decided

to care

and yes

sometimes

empathy

is a decision

because yeah

today

preserving our humanity

is a conscious choice

we must make

even when we feel empty

and especially then


musings inspired by The Tragedy in Nice