October 26, 2011
60 – 42 Partly cloudy
I will be posting these for each of the 55 days of Occupy Philly on Dilworth Plaza, from October 6, 2011 to November 30, the night of our eviction.
To view all posts to date, click: 55 Days of Occupy Philly.
Letter to City/State/Nation/World…Dear Ones … … among the stars, winding through back alleys boardrooms backyards fields plowed & fallow shattered glass we woke last night we woke to a child’s cry to relieve ourselves from dreams to the smell of smoke to drums to helicopters in morning mist to old men foraging for rags and tobacco butts rich men setting the alarms lockstepping minds vaulting secret desires Dear World… …last night we called for clarifying questions, concerns of state amended wings to woolen coats defied the northern wind blew our tents like flags across the square, sang songs unheard since the first king first sent our children to slaughter our neighbors shackled our labor, heaped wheat in towers while the people starved Dear Wheeling Galaxies… … your billion sons & daughters on this speck of earth reclaim our commons throw off the shame of ownership, the prison state, release love’s body, make all worlds a home for all, hold all in common – refuse! to end this song, refuse – to end this poem, this occupation – here begin again, here -- here on the Commons of a thousand cities to begin again we rise, we rise again like Adam in the garden of desire!