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FAREWELL TO THE FUTURISTS

If you remember them you are, indeed,
older than you think.
You had to love them and ah, the future—
the one whose frenetic pace would ensure
a robust fellowship, justice for all.
That’s all out now, but knowing a truth
doesn’t make it less sad.
We can only hope that we’re wrong,
like we have been many times.
The sun rises, the sun sets, the speed
of light remains a beautiful fact,
don’t forget—and we’re here, still here.

  Tim Suermondt