Domination cannot exist in any social situation where a love ethic prevails. . . . When love is present the desire to dominate and exercise power cannot rule the day. All the great social movements for freedom and justice in our society have promoted a love ethic. Concern for the collective good of our nation, city, or neighbor rooted in the values of love makes us all seek to nurture and protect that good. If all public policy was created in the spirit of love, we would not have to worry about unemployment, homelessness, schools failing to teach children, or addiction. . . .
The death of earth is to become water / and the death of water is to become air / and the death of air is to become fire / and reversely, Heraclitus says. I say / the death of us / is to become.
∆ Heather McHugh, "Hinge & Sign"