Tuesday, April 19, 2022

What If



What if democracy
does not exist in opposition,
is not the weight on one end
of the beam of our future?
What if democracy is the fulcrum,
holding everything in balance?

What if democracy
is a force of nature
equal to gravity, symbiosis,
evolution, and tides?

What if democracy
is a synonym
for love?

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2022

"Inequality and climate change are the twin challenges of our time, and more democracy is the answer to both." --Heather McGhee, p. 91 in ALL WE CAN SAVE

I fear the loss of democracy with the same panic-inducing terror that I feel for our planet. But my belief in science and in the power of love is greater than all of my fears, and those beliefs are what help me to have hope for our future.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely and amen! I wholeheartedly agree with your summary at the end of your post too.