Nothing to do but ride this out, observe: we’re here, we’re here, still here.---From “Passing Storm” by Luisa A. Igloria, Via Negativa. 06-22-12
It is never over until we decide to stop.
That tired lady pleaded to magistrates*
that her fight is at an end. End it. 30.
What is writing 30 on a breaking news
Except that that’s how much is known
At this time. There must be something
More behind a story, something before it
To fret about, laugh about, cherish dearly.
Is it foolhardy to consider all dimensions?
We are strong dreams throbbing on loins
Even before we are ready for wounding
In a place not of our making. We suffer.
But what of it? The storm is here. Here
We are; we ride it out because we are still
Here. We are still but not stronger. There.
---Albert B. Casuga
*The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a terminally ill or ineluctably suffering human has the right to an assisted suicide when dying with dignity is one's preeminent consideration or condition. Protesters of this ruling look at it as a potential breeding ground of elderly abuse.