America’s future doesn’t lie in wealth or power –
Instead, it’s a proof text
Demonstrating how different kinds of people
Can live in relative peace with one another –
If this works in America
It’ll work everywhere else on earth –
And provide solid evidence that reasonable laws
Can substitute for blood, cultural, or racial ties.
America’s future doesn’t lie in religious cults, no matter how ancient, popular, or patriotic–
But in a country purified of violence and materialism.
Until recently, Americans have been living a wrong idea –
That we have somehow been “chosen” –
An idea that, repeatedly, brought destruction upon earlier civilizations.
Really, it’s the “everydayness” of America that’s so great!
Recently, however, we’ve gotten somewhat off track –
And have found ourselves lost out in the grass –
But, maybe, that’s not so bad –
Actually, it’s really sort of peaceful
Out here with the birds.