Amanda Palmer has posted a poem for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on her blog, dedicating the piece to the 19-year-old who is currently in custody for last week’s attacks. Palmer attempts to enter Tsarnaev’s mental space and directly addresses him with a series of one sentence statements of things she imagines he didn’t know:
you don’t know how it’s possible to feel total compassion in one moment and total disconnection in the next moment.
you don’t know how things could change so incredibly fast.
you don’t know how to make sense of this massive parade.
you don’t know how to make something, but the instructions are on the internet.
you don’t know how to believe anyone anymore.
Palmer finished with a link to the One Fund, a charity that helps those affected by the April 15th Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured more than 170 people, along with the usual “support my art” donation link included in her blog posts.