As you contemplate your world
sliding into darkness and conflict
and your leaders just WILL not help you
but just scramble among themselves
for the bits and pieces left over,
If you can’t stop it,
Best jump off it!
As Sophocles said.
“Not to be born is best.”
Next best, if born already?
Trace it all back to where it began.
The acorns we miss
are the branches
we bang our heads on.