Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Poem for Memorial Day, and Everyday

Brother to brother

Man to man

in combat

against their own


See the face in the mirror?

That is you, my brother

in South Africa

my Hutu brother,

my Tutsi brother.

See your face in my mirror?

Between the barbed wire

I see you

my Greek brother

my Cypriot brother.

Children who walked

step by step

now stand

fist to fist.

Facing one another,

reflecting each other


across a line

only irrational love

can see to cross.

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