Out of an abundance of caution,
I watched and waited.
Out of an abundance of zeal,
I acted and hated.

Criminal minds make deals with the devil,
While the rest of us wonder,
and wander,
away from truth to belief.

It is our way.
Taught to be exceptional,
an over-welcome to a stay.

In Fourteen Ninety-Two,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Their past was resolute,
The future an adventure.

The cross and the sword destroyed a world,
To create a world.
The future can only be destroyed by our past,
If it is our way at last.

To learn to forget...

We are fighting against things we cannot see, as blank and powerful as the great wall of slurry that came pouring down into the Emery River and beyond. (Pierce, 2016)