Admonition

Tell me stories of kinship
Of tropes of caritas effortless
Across a world stage
Tell me what you want to hear

In the face of fury
Moderation is a great fiction
A rhetorical stance subject to guile
Too much is at stake

What good are voices of good will
Sleepwalkers haunt my dreams
The cascade of moments has begun
This macrocosm this heart will break

Sometimes you are the only actor
Alone in the audience of your soul
Or your God if you admit to one
You cannot you dare not abdicate