Historically Speaking

Historically speaking,
It is easy to judge the
Atrocities of the past.

The individuals who commit
The unspeakable acts
Have nowhere to hide.

But what is to be done with
Those who turn a blind eye
To the present?

Historically speaking,
How should they be judged?
Ignorant or implicit?

If the past is so clear,
And the future unknown,
The present can only be blurry.

Let us hope that
Historically speaking,
The blur isn’t an excuse to be implicit…

by Cody McCullough

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Photo by Elizabeth McCullough