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An Allegiance We Could Make | Poem

 
 
AnAllegiance We Could Make

By WayneJackson 1950-1989

 
An allegiance we couldmake
slow walkers,people
who look up to see whattime it is, those
of us who hold hands
at the movies, hummers,yard
rakers, a slow wonderful
war fought in silencewithout
them ever knowing
                              Mondays weÂ’ll sleep late, weÂ’ll
make a stand, giving thehistories that happen
away to passing jets,to rotating signs, and our heroes have walnut stained  hands, have
buckeyes in their pockets,pocket watches

They will be whittlersof wood, of ivory soap
                The orders come from inside the head
                 whispered remembered again and
                 again, refusing what happens
                 elsewhere, grinning
                 at the dwarf spinning in the street
WeÂ’llmake our slow stand
                                     on our front porch swings
 

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