amid all the world's howling
there's a sheen of peace in many hearts
as if things have gotten so bad
that a breakthrough has happened
and people have exhausted their capacity
for this world's tragedy
and trudging on as all of us do
the way we trudge will show whether
we've stood down to let maniacs drag only
themselves and their adherents down
into their own hells or we've stepped up out of
outworn mythologies to find each our own way
back to where the morning stars sing
we'll see when we see what next year brings....
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