Jada’s story is horrifying
and deeper still is the terror I feel
…as the mother of two boys.
Have I told them so?
can they think and know?
…could they possibly imagine?
In this world and in every other
each life is valid and therefore must be
valued, respected and treated thus
No one, not one form of life
has worth that is any more than another
we all need each other e-qu-al-ly.