For everyone saying “Fuck 2016”
Let me show you something you’ve never seen
Fisher, Prince, Bowie, and Rickman.
Ali, Michael, Wilder, and Cohen.
And hundreds of others left unnamed.
Our democratic order driven insane.
This entire year has been a mess,
But let’s not forget the rest
Of the people out there who live this way,
Where the struggles exist everyday.
Oh, and I should probably make it clear
That we made up the idea of the year.
The idea that these problems stem
From a measure of time that comes to end,
Excuses us from responsibility
For the actions that brought us to hostility.
But if we want 2017 to be better
We need to learn to be together.
We need to learn to act for good,
Instead of just do as we “should.”