It's not usenet and it's not this Sun and it's not Miami or a big-bore gun. It's not Suzuki or pineapple stew or panama hats or the Atlanta zoo. Could it be a sunrise in polluted air or dirt seen from space where a basin's laid bare? Or perhaps it's taxes or bureaucratese, but I don't think it's smelly, limburgher cheese. Is it death and de- struction from the sky or office buildings that draw our eye From the traffic tied up right at our feet and the wino sleeping in the filthy street? Perhaps it already has passed away, turned back to dust and moldy decay, All memories gone in a darkened well like the shadows at Hiroshima, in hell. Most likely the best thing that man has done is to take the time to love a son; To play with a daughter and love a spouse or play a piano and fix up the house; To help a neighbor who's stuck in bed and plant a garden and share some bread And work for the future (not forgetting the past) in a way that ensures that mankind can last.
Last updated: 29 Mar 1994
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