What the Twitter Tells Me

By Mercedes Lawry

I listened to the sirens for a good fifteen minutes.  It must be bad, I thought. Likely fatal and a fair amount of destruction. As children, we’d been taught to say a Hail Mary when we heard a siren.  Somebody clearly needed a prayer one way or another and those words still jump into my mind though I no longer believe in the church, or God or the Blessed Mother. I did like her blue robes.

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