By Gary Corseri
"Puedo escribir versos mas tristes esta noche."--Neruda
(Tonight I can write sadder verses.)
Because the moon has disappeared from grief.
Because the children weep for their parents.
Because memories are whitewashed" and stolen.
Because words have lost their meaning.
Because I have lived through this before.
Because, I assure you, this does not end well.
Neither Nature nor Nurture can save us.
Because we have murdered Nature.