Shall I build a wall or a bridge?
Your walls are ancient and thick,
They cannot be crushed by strategy,
But time will turn them to dust.
Shall I rescue you then?
Should I build a wall that encloses us?
A new wall, a wall built with love that can hold all.
A wall built not to hold out, but to hold in.
A wall long enough and large enough
To surround the Earth.
A wall so large and so strong
That it doesn’t need to built at all.
There was a time when your wall was needed
To hold the Earth at bay.
Instead join me on the seashore.
We will draw a wall in the sand.
We will press into the shoreline a groove
That covers the Earth
And encloses us all until the tide and wind
Sweep our fortifications away.