“Imagine three days of God
gone missing. Now,
imagine my lifetime of it.”
— Airea D. Matthews, from “Sexton Texts a Backslider after Breaking Lent,” Simulacra
“Once, I saw a bee drown in honey, and I understood.”
— Nikos Kazantzakis
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong”
— Thomas Sowell
Mercy by Rudy Francisco
She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.
I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.
If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,
I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”
— André Gide