for the families of murdered youth

How do we hold your space?
this space
blown into being by a
caliber of circumstances

How do we sing
your incomplete song 
pass around your voice 
let loose the hugs you were
holding back
the fears you sheltered    
the unfinished destiny                                                              
what words
what words
should we chant?
the prayer you sang last week or
the last one before your surprise?                                                                                    

How do we keep your space?
this space
your dip
loose bone dance
do we
deep freeze it for futures
or hurl it toward the stars?

What are you looking for?