lenten journal: threat landscape


This week, I had to do an online training for work on cyber security. I was five or six screens in when they presented the “threat landscape.” The Oxford dictionary says the word threat finds its roots in German and Old English words that mean oppression, grieve, and irritate, which is an interesting combination.

the threat landscape
(mapped in haiku)

fear is the language
of people grasping for power
the brave speak in love

to be aware and
to be afraid aren’t two ways
to say the same thing

when you look at the
horizon do you see harm
or do you see hope?

the topography
of terror follows along
the fault lines of fear

there will always be
something to be afraid of
let’s walk together

if we’re in the dark
I’d rather look at the stars
and live in that light



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