In This Place

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

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