Who Are We To The Future

No individual legacies here,
just the sum – what notable trait
possess our moment of lineage?
the poxes we’ve survived?
the nothings we’ve invented,
bringing old ideas back and
failing them yet again?
are we not the descent of
a dark age;
the bringers of our own catastrophe,
will they not remark how the many recoiled
at the whims of few,
and were dragged, screaming,
to drown?
will they not wonder why,
out of the abundance of slaves,
few broke their manacles
and strangled their masters?

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