as if it matters what we believe,
or think we know is true.
as if it matters what we do, or how we feel.
as if all-life-on-Earth cares what happens to us,
or to our species.
as if it makes a difference
whether we talk about what’s ahead
with our friends and children.
as if anyone would see us as an example,
a model, an inspiration,
someone to change their life.
as if love could possibly make things better.
as if ithere’s any point
imagining a better world a thousand years from now.
as if anything is really going to change.
as if it matters.
(image above from the cover of an ando perez book; artist unknown)