We have, through our cleverness,
created nuclear weapons and found a way
to live with them.

We risk everything that matters, everything
of beauty and meaning, everything we love.

Science has given us the power of annihilation,
the capacity to destroy ourselves.

With nuclear arms, the gun is loaded and pointed
at the collective head of humanity.

We avert our eyes and pretend not to see.
Have we given up on our common future?

How shall we react?  How shall we resist?
How shall we awaken before it is too late?