craft reality out of what had been fiction:
speculative, until it was not.
let those chapters flow:
they are subject matter
on the matter of justice,
reflect on these voluminous accounts
of doing what is right.
in the face of tyranny there was always
a prevalence of courage.
advance a page and see
how taking stock of the health
of the whole, of the community, of the individual
meant sizeable gains in
basic material condition.
an end in itself, a pursuit, a meaningful endeavour.
these segments and guides are mathematics,
sewn together like an algebraic formula
where progress added joy to euphoria.
not one person – no one –
made false claims any of this was going to be easy.
the difficult we will do right now:
the impossible will take a little while.