Today we honor those who paid our price of violence
to protect us from each other’s monocultural excesses,
we remember deep respect for those who have done their best
when this was too often not sufficient
to return to a sustainably healthy life together
in their own families, prior loves now wilted.
We recognize and would redeem
returns to less peace
found in Business As Usual social reimmersion.
We wonder with their own feelings and thoughts,
reverberating through second generations of domestic stress,
about political seductive and reductive economic values
within normal human enterprise.
How and when war and terror might re-erupt
this premonitional memorial silence.