From The Same Tree

We may be desensitized by the sensationalized,
detached from the far, far, away,
a reality that may not be ours,
but a day of horror for another.

A nameless face,
an unidentifiable location,
yet, we are all human.
We all come from the same tree,
closer than we may think.

Separation has never been the answer,
segregation leading to fear,
fear leading to anxiety,
anxiety to recklessness.

In the name of what?
Of self protection?
It is not protection of the self,
but of a conceived divide,
born out of ignorance.

Let us look at one another
not for the flesh we inhabit momentarily,
but at the eternal heart,
the originating root where all begins.