We needed pins and screws to hold us
still and steady as changes were made.
We needed the pin-point accuracy of laser surgery
cool heads and honest hearts
we could do this if we were patient and careful
survive the shift
the new beginning
the tentative steps of a newborn foal
destined to greatness
we needed above all
faith and courage
it is the bludgeon
instead we got
the crushing certainty
of blind, flailing rage.