Lay your flag on my wall, their bodies, those streets

Baghdad. Beirut. Sydney. Paris.

Name the things that terrify you

Jihad. Sharia. Muslim. Refugee.

Inside cities crowded with impromptu shrines

Lay your flowers. Words. Tears. Prayers.

Cry quietly or howl with rage

Plead. Applaud. Dismiss. Condemn.

This is how we grieve.