What’s over there, on the distant shore,
shrouded in a mist of future uncertainty,
dark, mysterious, waiting to be
discovered, should we choose to explore?
Some say it’s best to stay where you are,
safely stored in your present-day harbor,
to deny the persistently possible horror,
turning away all assistance from afar.
But the future becomes present anyway,
no matter the wall we build at the border;
better to meet it head-on now, in order
to deal with whatever it brings some day.
photo: Paul Szlosek