A Declaration of Confusion

I don’t think it’s easy.
I don’t think it’s easy at all.
I don’t think it’s easy to know how to respond to a world that seems about to fall.
I don’t know what I want the world to be.
I don’t know what utopia is or what it even means.
I don’t know if I want to see the world at peace.
I don’t know if you believe in peace and that all the pain should cease.
I don’t know if human nature demands a little war.
I don’t know if I want equality or if it’s a curse or will be a cure.
I don’t know if capitalism should end or merely be reformed.
I don’t know if I want democracy if it’s so easily corrupted and deformed.
I know I’m confused about that and confused about so much more.
I know I can ask that you embrace the confusion too.
I know I won’t state the world is broken and just turn away from you.
I know I’ll opt to fight instead.
I know I’ll only act when I see the danger lights turn red.
I know we may not dance together like a flock of birds in flight.
I know our values and beliefs won’t always perfectly align.
I know there will always be conflict.
I know beautiful contradictions makes us both dangerous and divine.
I know there’s scope for us at least to try and stay alive.
I know there’s scope for not destroying our habitat and everything else besides.
I know I want us all to have fuller and more meaningful lives.
I know that is my progressive vision in these darkening times.
I know it won’t be easy.
I know the journey shan’t be smooth.
I know I can’t say all these things I wish for will eventually come true.
I know you have your visions and different priorities too.
I know we should discuss your most alternative worldviews.
I know to say these words is my complete honesty with you.

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