Simple, Elegant, Truthful – Twist of the Knife Edition

Poet Sharon Olds to First Lady Laura Bush:

I tried to see my way clear to attend the festival in order to bear witness–as an American who loves her country and its principles and its writing–against this undeclared and devastating war.

But I could not face the idea of breaking bread with you.

…Not when our nation is so broken.

Hat tip to GD Frogsdong.

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