I just found out
that my bubble of suburbs
is just as vulnerable
as the city's maze of dark alleys.
I just found out that my country
is as borderless as a shoreline,
that cruelty ebbs and flows
like the tide.
I just found out that a simple marathon,
a gathering of the strongest people
and the most innocent children,
can become a catalyst
for the darkest kind of evil.
Every morning, I turn on the news
with dimming hope...
only to find out
what I don't want to know.