Saturday, 28 April 2018

The third word is "justice".

An awarding of that which is due.

That's what the dictionary said.

I'm not sure how it will reach down into the grave and delight the broken little body lying there. Or how it would compensate and console

JUSTICE FOR (insert your child's name here).

Because you never know if your god will be busy with something else when your child needs him most.

And because justice is just a meaningless word for that other child. Unseen, unheard, unfelt. She is gone. What is justice to a dead child? What is justice to the woman she will never grow up to be?

Justice can't restore the dead, or return the lost years.

Justice just makes us, the spectators, the survivors, feel a bit better about still being alive.


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