God must just cry.
Cleansing tears are preparation be-
tween contemplation and action, but
still we are just learning to love.
Love demands justice, which makes us mar-
vel how seldom we help love to flow.
We pick flowers, but don’t help them grow.
How did “just” come from the word “justice”
deflating the meaning to “only”
when creating “what is just” is all?
Two roots conflate in similar sounds:
the distance between “just crying”
and "a just cry" is revolution.
Radical loving builds past sorrow
uproots the causes of fear and then
nurtures justice seeded by truth's friends.
Copyright © 2016 Susan L. Chast