Upon waking to news of NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey’s death in Afghanistan.
AT THE NEWSEUM, when I come to the wall of faces,
journalists who lost their lives while doing their jobs
so many and it’s for a single calendar year,
I face the same question I faced
in the exhibit of those embedded,
far from home,
surrounded by dust and gunfire,
not knowing what will happen next:
What makes these people tick?
And I am embarrassed at the small things that silence me.