After Wendell Barry
Lying awake images of Yemeni children
Syrian babies, Ebola ridden souls, the hopelessness
the helplessness, ravaged by man-made tsunami of wars
innocent lives pitted against grace and goodness
of humanity. I lay awake, look into the dark hoping
for the earth and mankind to heal.
Dreaming, waking, tossing, turning,
awake, cogitating, restless mind spooling
as the earth spins on its axis, the Universe
is at peace, its ritual goes on apace, no change.
© 2019, Leela Soma