I thought to share a post back from the end of 2016, which seems apropos now as well.
Still a Human
If you’re still a human at the dawn of 2017
If you’ve not become a zombie or hybridized machine
If you have not relegated your mind to patterned blindness
If no animosity is harbored
And each receives your kindness
If you place no blame and feel no shame
But do hold yourself accountable
For each thought and deed, projection & word
Succumbing to neither vampire nor cannibal
If you’re still human, albeit limping, wounded
If despite disquiet and distraction,
You’re still fully sane and lucid
Please speak a little louder, share a little more
In your own way: sing, write, draw, say
Let not your silence let your fellow man waste away
Our extinction as humans is not as one might think…that we might physically perish and thereby become extinct
No, but by losing our humanity – by this our ship does sink!
By becoming something indistinct
We disintegrate on the brink
A collective resolution in this New Year:
I propose a call to question all
To forget not that we have the wherewithal!
To be humans not zombies, not cannibals
To recognize the honor and responsibility
That we have as humans, as humanity.
In loving service,