October 8th, 2001

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understanding
has destroyed
my power to
hate,

but it has not
destroyed the
hate.

I am without a
love object,

but not without
love.

so,

outletless me
writes poetry.

-Peter McWilliams
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You Tell Me
Jewel

It cannot be so
you say

simple hands
cannot change
the fate of humanity.
I say

Humanity is
a boundless,
absorbing heart
transcending
death & generations
and centuries
absorbing bullets
and stitches
and tear gas
enduring humiliation
and illegal abortions
and thankless jobs
I say to you

the heart of Humanity
has not
and will not
be broken
And let us raise ourselves
like lanterns
with the millions of others-
with the mad
and the forgotten
and the strong of heart
to shine

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it." -C.C. Scott