Humanity has left the dry taste in my mouth
of loneliness and dismay,
its rising hatred
threatening all that I hold dear.
Thank goodness for you, you bright spirits who fight for justice,
expanding beyond yourselves and histories,
to care for others,
to listen, learn,
and LIVE kindness.
You I will haunt with sweet dreams,
gratitude, and fierce blessings from behind the veil.
May you and your work thrive
is all that remains.