For Laura B.
Before a marathon, we sadly spoke
about the human race that’s heading fast
to ending in apocalyptic smoke,
accelerating from a simple past.
And we bemoaned that all of us now face
what no one faced in centuries before:
a button push could end the human race;
a lunatic could launch that final war.
But we’re aware it does no good to whine
about what seems to be impending doom
and hope to help to move that finish line
so future generations will have room.
We help turn harm to harmony. Our pace
is slow but vital for the human race.
Painting: “The Marathon – No Wall, Only Intention” – 2009, by Philip Noyed
Mario A. Pita