Thy will be done

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Ma'am,

your husband was in a car accident this morning.

He's dead now.

This is not wartime

there has been no earthquake

no bomb

no reason

for this to happen

I do not know her perspective

but I can imagine

the feeling

of being stunned

bereft

cheated

violated

ripped in half

into a million pieces

as her world is forever changed.

And what about their child?

What about Father's Day?

I do not know her

my words would not bring her comfort

I can only pray,

"Thy will be done

on Earth as it is in heaven . . ."

and hope that somehow

she can hear me.

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