Hoping to be forgiven here for re-posting something that came to me this time last year, following the shocking
finish to the Boston Marathon in New England. Since then I have actually visited New England and walked the Boston streets …
and the “anniversary” was featured on BBC News today.
The piece I had written for today will just as easily be here tomorrow, but this one should be here today – a reminder and my respects paid.
Terrible sounds and memories from a
Long gone troubled English evening
Tumbling over and over, reach me:
Charity and lavender dreams shattered,
Runner camaraderie staggered
– Hopefully only temporarily –
Here in the original Tea Party City
– Where a different way to
Make a point was born.
We, the naïve, the unsuspecting
May make such easy casual-slaughter victims;
But remember your secret,
Are not welcome here …
The fact that you can
Gives you no rights.
Please let this finish line
Be the last.