we have just this one fragile life
let your heart break with those for whom it is already shattered who are cut everyday by the shards of hatred despair and fear
for whom this is all there is and all there ever will be.
let your heart break with those who only know the ache of gnawing hunger who will die today empty-stomached or empty-hearted
let your heart break with those who face a future surrounded by concrete walls or walls as impenetrable as concrete
let your heart break with those who do not see today’s sunshine but who live only one long night.
do not fill their darkness or this space with platitudes.
let your heart break
and then let your prayer begin…