My Mom Hasn’t Stopped Crying

My mom hasn’t stopped crying since Sunday.
She is the mom to three kids, and a mom at heart to many more.
One of her three kids is lgbtq,
one of her kids is always in danger, simply for existing, for walking out the door.

My mom hasn’t stopped crying since Sunday.
I honestly don’t blame her.
Some things are so sad that all the tears in the world can’t save them.
Some things are so bad that all the love in the world can’t dissuade them.

My mom hasn’t stopped crying since Sunday.
She’s been holding all their faces in her heart.
She sees their faces every day in her kids.
All their deaths are tearing her apart.

My mom hasn’t stopped crying since Sunday.
She was thinking how far we had come.
How far she herself has come.
And now instead of hope, all she feels is numb.

My mom hasn’t stopped crying since Sunday,
and I hope the world weeps with her.
That we hold each other and move forward, stronger, louder, all together.

I haven’t stopped crying since Sunday.

Author’s note: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-help-orlando-shooting_us_575eb266e4b0e39a28ae14ee

 

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