For the dverse prompt. I haven’t taken a particular political standpoint, but Utopia isn’t going to drop out of nowhere without some kind of philosophy to guide it.
We can’t say we love those we never have to meet,
and we never have to live with those who are not like us.
(It’s easy to love those who are just like us, who keep their
cars clean like we do, have good dental work and don’t raise hell).
We can’t say we care if we take more than we need, because
the treadmills keep turning to give us what we throw away.
We can’t say we respect life when we sanction poverty
to keep us rich, misery to keep us overfed and sleek.
Learn how to love, care, respect, and do, be, act, give not take,
find joy in sunsets and sunrises and the singing of birds,
turn off the reality show, dig the earth, plant, create, not sit
open-mouthed before the pap that falls in sugary drifts from heaven.