When the world moves forward
Faster than ordinary lives are used to
Anger may grow – with people starting to look for someone or something to blame –
That’s the nature of the world –
Which just keeps on turning
One day America is 80% white
And then, a few years later, 49% –
Who’s to blame?
One day the world sings along with Perry Como
And then, a few years later, is “down” with black rapper syncopation –
What’s the remedy?
Getting angry does no good – since, in that case, one only ends up hating oneself –
Getting stupid doesn’t work either.
When change is too massive –
People sometimes call on a clown king to enter the world’s arena –
And wreck everything in sight.
Eventually, calm returns and the broken pottery gets swept up –
The clown king turning back into its constituent rotten vegetables – and disappearing –
Life returning to normal.
I worry most when the world begins moving too fast
For regular human beings to keep up –
Perhaps, now, it might be good to slow things down –
Just a bit.