We’re the Problem
– Morgan Hubert
What, I ask, is the source of all our woe?
It’s us (or course)
We are the cause of all of our own trouble
even as we blame it away
on other people’s misbehavior.
– never on our own
If we all exited the stage, the world
would still spin
exactly as it would if we were still here
albeit, still as damaged as when we last left it.
Had I the God-like ability to compel change
and thereby bend the universe to my whim,
there is no doubt whatsoever
that I would take advantage of it
to obliterate from the world
On consideration, I would
our infantile delusion
that all of our woes all stem from external causation
and not from within ourselves.
That we might, then
assess our sea of troubles
and, as horde of insufferable individualists,
each take up metaphorical arms
with which to begin correcting
that trouble that we, ourselves, have made manifest
If our troubles are the product of our own hands,
then it follows
that our collective redemption
must also be
the product of our own hands.