Monday, August 13, 2007

Our Moral Responsibility

I'm trying to balance my sense of who I am

with my sense of the dead bat my son and I found in the front yard

today. And then, we found another dead bat on the road

just down from our house! Are you kidding me?

I can't remember the last time I found a dead bat.

It's like Dead Bats Everywhere Day.

Still, there's my job, and the college students who seem

to be filling the town, and the two guys who were

crushing cans by the trash cans.

My son was, like, "What are those guys doing?"

And, "They looked like they were crushing cans."

In the moment that you think you are comprehending

the moment, instead you hear words from war experts

that make really tragic sense.