So Far Still To Go

The moon rose last night,
as it has throughout all of our galaxy’s
Over the rise and fall
of the Roman empire,
over the slaughters of innocents
in Viet Nam
and Phnom Penh
the murder of journalists or those
who dared to speak their minds
Communist Russia,
Syria, come to mind;
the Holocaust,
the list is too long.

See, the thing is,
the world does not
that we are here;
perhaps might even wish
we were

But we do.
We care.
And it is clear that we
have so much to do.

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