BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

To Be a Hero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ai Weiwei Study of Perspective in Glass (Violet), 2018-2019

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/ai-weiwei-study-of-perspective-in-glass-violet-1

Turn your tank away.

 

Holster your arm.

 

Keep the poison in the vial

 

Above all, do no harm.

 

 

It’s hard to be a hero

 

for it can mean

 

setting your life to zero

 

with not much in between.

 

 

Heroes are especially needed

 

when truth is in short supply

 

when humanity finds itself on the edge,

 

not really knowing why.

 

 

This is where we are and will be

 

now and as far as we can see

 

unless heroes succeed in defying the crooks and spies 

 

that seek to imprison us with their lies.

January 2022

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