Nancy Scott Hanway

In My Sights, Sister

Nancy Scott HanwayComment

This beautiful poem by Rachel Galvin speaks to our complicity with violence done in our names. I love how she makes it personal by asking the question I often ask myself: What if I knew that person? She makes it even more intimate:

What if it were my sister?/ What if it were, /what. What we saw ground into our eyes with the photos,/with the newspaper reports.  

And that simple question changes everything about the news. 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/91899