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We don't know who To include in the march So we cancel All the parades We don't know how To stanch the blood flow So we invest it all In Band-Aids Forest for forests -- Tree for trees -- Progress always comes In infinitesimal degrees We don't know when To call the fight So we tear down The whole arena We don't know where To head for shore So we drown ourselves In the marina Like a kid with a sledgehammer To his Erector Set Destruction is too easy And solutions ain't been tried yet We don't know what The dream will look like So we dare not Go to sleep We don't know why We'd need a light -- We're so happy In caves dark and deep Forest for forests Or tree for trees -- In the kingdoms to come Our work will be done In imperceptible degrees

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