One Simple Thing

The one thing we owe posterity

And it is a tiny thing,

The very least we can do,

(And yet I fear we may fail to reach even this low bar,)

The one simple thing, as we shape our time,

And the future we will not see,

Is that when they read about us, about our time,

They will not find it ludicrous on the face of it

To imagine that we might have been happy.

April 1st 2019