Abundance

See this piece
of crystal
how the light
fractures?

It’s the fracturing
of beauty
so there is more
to go around

to admire.
The earth opens
each day
that way

each time
a deer leaps
each time
you smile.

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A woman places a candle by floral tributes for the victims of an attack at Turku Market Square on Friday, in Turku, Finland, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
“We carry in our hearts the pain of the acts of terrorism that in these last days have caused numerous victims.”
Gerard O'ConnellAugust 20, 2017
I’ve never even owned a dog. Isn’t that a prereq for parenting these days?
Ashley McKinlessAugust 18, 2017
Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 17. Terrorists killed at least 12 and injured more than 50 others. (CNS photo/David Armengou, EPA)
The pope denounced the attack as “a grave offence against the Creator.”
Gerard O'ConnellAugust 18, 2017
Last week, as events unfolded in Charlottesville, Va., my black Dominican father was pulled over by I.C.E.
Olga SeguraAugust 18, 2017