One year ago,
a young white man
knelt and prayed with nine black people,
then shot all nine and took their lives.
What might be revealed by an MRI of his soul?
Just days ago,
a man stepped into an Orlando club,
began to shoot.
Forty-nine lost their lives,
others were wounded.
What would be revealed by an MRI of his soul?
Today we ask,
“How is peace possible when love is denied?”
The Golden Rule is not kept
when terror rules the soul.
Perhaps we need
another Selma moment for the soul.
(originally published June 30, 2016)