Handbook of Suffering – Lesson 8

Helen from Scotland tells us

How in a small canoe she paddled out into the loch
where the nuclear behemoth—huge steel gray
underwater death machine
nudged the gray waves toward its docking
place as she struggled for courage
to propel her tiny craft in front of its great
blind nose. 

Tells us how she found
courage—lodged like a stone in her heart—NO to this
monstrosity means YES to everything else!
—paddled again
closer to the terror only to be accosted by uniformed military
men who motored toward her, armed… As they pulled her weeping alongside their boat
she cried, “Are you arresting me?”
“No,” they shouted, “We are saving
your life.”

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