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When all that spanned the void were landline phones, AM/FM, network broadcasts, and, of course, the US Mail, We might have often thought ourselves especially alone, But we never had to fear the threat of Facebook jail. Now it’s “likes,” and “shares,” and “memes,” and “tropes;” Everyone must learn the ropes, But someone’s always changing the rules of the game. Today and tomorrow are never the same. The climate seems firmly determined to change. Even glaciers are getting impatient. There’s a solve for every problem, And a plan for every fix. If we’re headed for derailment, Overlook the politics and lean into the brakes. Excuse me for taking this seriously. But as a survivor of several previous train wrecks, I can attest to the literal fact That until you walk far enough away, You can’t possibly grasp the full extent of the damage, Only the harm you’ve narrowly escaped. Our world teeters on a delicate balance point, With existence threatened by the movement Of a butterfly’s wing. Everyone needs to do what’s right For the sake of everything.

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Date: 1/23/2022 5:38:00 PM
Oh No, are you telling me it's all the Butterflies fault. Must we take away their wings? Lest one flutter land us all in the gutter. A very nice write Michael, not too much I can disagree with and the Butterfly wings the perfect metaphor for our actions....good or bad
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Michael Kalavik
Date: 1/23/2022 7:07:00 PM
Flutter bys nestled in a portmanteau. The customs clerk must suss it all out.
Date: 1/23/2022 5:30:00 PM
Fine, fine writing, Michael. I think everything you wrote is quite valid and true. The question is how much time do we have left to fix these problems before catastrophe occurs? Are we already too late, as some say?
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Michael Kalavik
Date: 1/23/2022 5:33:00 PM
I'm not optimistic, but I never give up hope. I do what I can.