A Hundred Years Of Hindsight

It’s easier to look back and pinpoint
Something terrible that happened then
Who was to blame, who cowered in the
lifeboats instead of going down
with the ship

There are icebergs everywhere,
Ripping gashes both small and long
Across our sides, lurching us forward
Breaking us in half as we plunge
into darkness

The terrible things now will become
The terrible things then, and the
future problems will be ignored
in favor of new documentaries
(Hopefully as holograms)

At least then we’ll know who were
the Phillipses and who were the
Ismays, and whether we were
saving others or ourselves
or just another band

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