To the end

your provocations

rang out heavy

and your challenges

still echo strong in

the winds of

discontent and

change that we all

share as searching

creatures in this place.


Your quiet protests

and analysis of the

state of humanity,

make us mourn

for you all the more.


For you spoke

with the rare tongue

of truth, even though,

you never called

yourself a prophet

or made any claims

other than that

you were human too,

and thus you could

look through the lens

of your own self

in order to

judge the world.


This troubling heart

we will remember;

this spirit of grace

will carry us on,

and your words,

O your words,

will haunt us ever,

as we search for

these dark truths.