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“Hymn” by Sherman Alexie

Posted on August 16, 2017

This was posted on his Facebook page earlier today – it’s beautiful and spoke to me:   Hymn Why do we measure people’s capacity To love by how well they love their progeny? That kind of love is easy. Encoded. Any lion can be devoted To its cubs. Any insect, be it prey Or predator, worships its own DNA. Like the wolf, elephant, bear, and bees, We humans are programmed to love what we conceive. That’s why it’s so shocking when a neighbor Drives his car into a pond and slaughter– Drowns his children. And that’s why we curse The mother who leaves her kids—her hearth— And never returns. That kind of betrayal Rattles our souls. That shit is biblical. So, yes, we should…