Seemed wisest to believe
Anchor our importance,
clarify our sanctified position.
Remember, we were young
and mostly innocent.
The world was scary –
they said they’d keep us safe.
Terror tales that might be true.
Power seemed unshakable,
lies purest white.
“Follow our rules, you’ll be fine.”
Should have laughed scorn in stern faces,
questioned their unraveling logic.
Instead, before we fled,
we feebly flailing, clinging on
to sinking systems.