These words which only pay lip service
to memory and potential
and attribute cause to regret
Serve no purpose but to hinder us
As our world decays.
We owe it to ourselves,
To our living legacies still too young to fend for themselves,
We owe it to them to act.
To organize and hope.
Two words to embody and elevate,
While we smash the banks of marble,
And pine for the fjords of freedom.