Does worrying about the world get you off the hook?
If you’re compassionate, does that mean
you can let your own work
If you focus on the big picture,
can you ignore the niggling details
on your desk?
What if there are hungry children?
What if there are bombs and floods
and haters and extinctions?
Really, what about the hungry children?
Are you to blame if you haven’t stopped the wars
or staunched the tides
or fed the children?
Or are you to blame if you
neglect to tell that story and sing that song?