What would it mean to live

in a city whose people were changing

each other’s despair into hope?

You yourself must change it.

What would it feel like to know

your country was changing?

You yourself must change it.Though your life felt arduous

new and unmapped and strange

What would it means to stand on the first

page of the end of despair?

haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: Adrienne Rich, from "Dreams Before Waking"