"Oh my God." A murmur of disbelief

pierces the ruckus in the room

quirky lips draw downward, a grim

ghoul maligning a jubilant face

distraught ebony eyes search the screen, intense

"Oh my God." the second time the words rush out

brasher, with a breath

of desperation

the poignant plea suspended in the atmosphere, awaiting

rescue

in the form of answers to inquiries left

unexplained

by bbc news

"How did this happen? Why

did this happen? Why---

Why did---why did this…?

Why---"

Hitched sobs interrupt the humming machinery

as everyone pauses, wondering

why he even bothers

to weep

for all the forfeited

futures