Friday, December 18, 2009

faded from the winter

"What makes the voice pathetic
is that it doesn't know
what kind of people it's reaching.
No one hears it, except us.
This Age wanted heroes.
It got us instead:
carefully constructed, but
Subtle but,
to take up
the burden of the times.
It happens.
A whole generation of washouts.
History says stand up,
and we totter and collapse,
weeping, moved, but not
- Tony Kushner, A Bright Room Called Day

"A whole generation of washouts."

I mean, maybe.
But the hope outweighs the tragedy;
It has to, or we perish.

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