Innocent

Mother pushing

A child in a stroller

People, families walking

On the footpath

Others shopping

All very normal

In Melbourne’s CBD

And entirely unremarkable

 

Until a man intentionally drives

Where he shouldn’t

Lives ripped asunder

Some dead

Others scarred

Physically and/or psychologically

For no justifiable reason

 

I wake from my sleep

To my fairly ordered life

Still looking for answers

To this nightmarish reality

 

“Hate cannot drive out hate,

only love can do that” (Dr Martin Luther King Jr.)

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