- When a revolutionary moment arrives may you not gather to spectate
the swarms of vultures are already foretold and they do not raise the dead they document.
Fling yourselves far and wide
to carry onwards and bring home the good tidings.
Seek out the fertile soil in which to grow
but also in the stony soil pass over as tumbleweed;
scatter seed as the wind blows you and hope someday a shower will follow close on your heels to perform the alchemy of dust to green shoots to gold…
2. When there is hope don’t smother it-
draw it out even to the breaking point;
shattered hope still dews the pavements on Monday morning
when the carnival is over a hangover is not too heavy a burden to bear.
There is sometimes some cause for hope
some hope for a cause
because if there is not,
what is there?