Responsibility – Barbara Adam

For and to the Future
Close and far

 Are we
Can we be
Should we be
Responsible for
Futures unknown?
Difficulties are shared
For futures close and far
Surprises are always built in
Knowledge is inevitably partial
There is no certainty of outcome
Decisions & actions set in progress
Rippling out in ever-widening cycles
Create endless response networks
Out of actors’ reach and control
Yet as owners our in/actions
Belong to us & no one else
Thus the responsibility is
Inescapably ours too
There is no excuse
We should be
We can be
We are 

For and to the future
Close and Far