Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Steven Welzer
Nov 3, 2022

no. 4 song of 1966

are they more sophisticated now or more jaded?
more cynical? more realistic?

would this no longer resonate with a 17-year-old?
is the 17-year-old of today so different from then?

recognition of the naivete, of course
could we get past that
to muse: a deep young love in a better world

on some level

below the level of sophistication
below the level of cynicism
below the level of realism

could we allow it to resonate?




Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).