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In a Time of Fear

A public stance against comets is required
So put your head to the wheel
and let the flint grind out
a message clear and neat
Broadcast it do not encrypt it
Let our enemies have it
whether you want to save us or not
The question is complex
Keep your words simple
talk in a way
the public understands

Together, then, we will
defeat the sky
shield ourselves from death
in an original enactment
which will, also, make us famous
So don’t worry about imagination
It’s not important
We can live without it
just fine

  Roberta Gould