I am weary of apocalypses. Spare me
the slavering zombies
the killer asteroids
the global warming,
Send forth no devouring monsters from the deep.
Give to me instead a ray of hope
to use as a torch
to build a lighthouse
to light the dark tunnel
Open the way to luminous tomorrows.
Let’s become mad heroes like
Aslan or Bolivar
Quixote or Mandela
Hildegaard or Meg Murry
Able to scry a future of fantastical optimism.