I don’t have a hot take in me for the events of today: the Turkey attack. Germany’s. The news that UK-made cluster bombs are being used in Yemen. Amnesty’s report accusing the Burmese military of perpetrating crimes against humanity against the Rohingya.
Right now we need the arts more than ever: poets, comedians, artists, sculptors, writers, painters…
So a poet then, with the words for these times:
“later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
everywhere.” – Warsan Shire