morning lineup

Shift

“Shift”

In youth, to live a worthy life,
we’re taught prescriptive principles.
And when we find them insufficient,
we turn perforce to other guidance—
thus augmenting that ancient archive
that helps assure our main survival.

Forward

“Forward”

I am a skeptic of advance.
I think it is a giant con.
Half caught between the old and new,
we pant to catch up in a panic.
We seem to put a great reliance
the world without us can’t go on.