Woke up with this in my head.
In this place, it’s easy
To expect rights without responsibility;
To render division from discontent;
To enshrine the past as perfect.
In this time, it’s hard
To contemplate the compromise change requires;
To remember criticism isn’t treason;
To appeal to the better angels of our nature.
In this place and time, we have to learn
To accept responsibility for our destiny;
To weave division into unity;
Before this place and time is gone forever.
—–KJBL 7 August 2019