We, I, us

For a period we were We,

back in history

in a community;

it was a way

that held sway,

reciprocity and

mutuality assured.

It did not stay

thus, as over time;

We and I became

and it was a shame

in that while it rang

true for long,


out of reliance

on pure self-interest

enlightened albeit,

has proved a hindrance

to wider togetherness.

And now in an acute crisis

it is down to all of us

to fight for resurgence.