Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Times are changing,
that’s for sure,
and no one’s sure,
in time’s midst,
if it’s for good or ill
but on that topic
everyone has an opinion or three.

Clearly this is a time for cautious hysteria,
and ridiculous calculations.
We must take pains to threaten what few standards stay still sacrosanct,
and destroy any idols who remain idle.

It’s an era of error
where mistakes will be made
but maybe strokes of genius, too.
Who can be sure?
Time’ll tell us,
as it so frequently does.
If it could do that on other subjects, as well,
maybe we wouldn’t be quite so anxious today.

Leonard Cohen said something about all this
as he did about so many other things
but I never really listened to Leonard Cohen.

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