This lazy rhetoric, setting off
touchy egos, is akin to high school
nonsense – immobilizing progress.
Intimacy with the issues requires
scheduled and thorough investigation,
or we cycle back over the hotspots.
Stress as mistress, shadows
what is appropriate, belies
the underlying pain and need.
We need modern-day heroes,
bent on re-righting history,
to bring focus and intelligence
Find lasting answers, lift society
out of its deluge and create a communal
bonding that embraces rather than shuns.
(Image from personal collection.)