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We will learn we cannot live

without each other—those who fight


and those who chant for peace,

those who vote for more government


and those who vote for less.

We will come to know, as E. O. Wilson says,


that our need to oppose the other

rises out of our biology


and it serves us, though it looks

sometimes like war.


We are falling together,

no matter which side we’re on.


We will learn that the only way

to rise is together, too—though it may


not look anything like we thought

it would. Every day, the world


grows more insistent. Every day

more reasons to drop our certainties


and listen.

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