As Long As We Are Humans

Save me and I will save you.
Else they break us in two.

Forward, now, with the wolves behind us —

By and by, I see dreams
deferred but unforgotten;
festering yet in places
Where city cars breath louder than the earth
And blue lights paint the edges of everything,
Where the sun burns bright enough
To dry a raisin.

What I know is that We are a kindred, human,
in that
we are being hunted.

Hunted for our wants
Hunted for our time
Hunted to distract
So we may never know our lives cosmic;
Know our bodies galactic

But remain, as we are, limbs of a dismembered something.

Save me and I will save you.
Else they break us in two.

As long as we are among humans,
let us be humane.

A new nobility is conferred
in brownstones
in basements
in chevys headed west
in riot sounds
in a golden South
in hair shops and barbers
in a language of the age.

The noble WE.

We. Us. Principle Experiments.
They do not exist.
Nor them. Nor it.
Only us. Alone and together
like the fine molecules of a mountain.

Mold the faces of our dead on our memories
and go forward,
while the wolves are behind us.

Stand and face Lazarus. Face them. The desperate,
the dangerous, the marginalized, the exposed.
Do not turn away.
For they will turn away.
And, by and by, the lovers, teachers, poets, thinkers
until we all turn away; back to back

And no longer remember our names.

Save me and I will save you.
Else they break us in two.

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