Osama bin Laden
March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011
Odd, isn't it, to celebrate a game in which the score is kept by bodies.
Forgive us, for we know not of what it means to kill or be killed.
Or to be crushed by a building, or the weight of the memory of a bullet through skin.
Or how an ocean can infinitely hide something we for so long sought to find.
Or why justice sometimes finds itself swept up against the tide.
Forgive us, for we are really celebrating nothing at all; we are burying a painful memory in a vast, open sea.