by not destroying those
who we see
destroying our children’s futures
are we behaving irresponsibly?

for those of us
who can see what is coming
do we owe humanity action?

is it our duty
to murder, to terrorize
to assassinate
to secure a more hopeful tomorrow?

if so, then in so doing
what do we know for certain
will have been changed
by our actions
that will ensure that better world?

it is unfortunate
we have been put in a place
where such uneasy questions as these
must be entertained at all
but Republican politicians recently did
posing the hypothetical:
do they travel into the past
murder Hitler in his crib?

this is more
than speculative sci-fi for us now
do we do it?


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