You ought to live your life as though it will
Be judged by history and art. It will.
Will music imitate your character
To help us sing of who you are? It will.
When best or worst, when poets write of you,
Will plot depict your actions? Yes, it will.
You think yourself too small to notice? Art
Won't make example of your life? It will.
You crush an ant that breaks a trail the rest
Would follow to some food -- that act, it will
Reverberate across the yard. The ants
Will fail to kill the termite, and it will
Destroy the house you make your home. And I,
The poet Zatavu, will see it will.