Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Cells are the Glue


Our INdiViduality is Our Most Important Gift,
for it creates the beautiful quilt of which we cover the earth, not unlike a Google Map image from a satellite. However, a quilt is just not a quilt if the squares are not sewn lovingly together. And the hands that sew the quilt are the hands of our foremothers: the Native Americans, the Africans, the English, the Italians,The Asians, ad infinitum.

All hands add to the Quilt
with each passing generation
and with each orientation
a new fabric is basted
and then once it's in place
it's re-stitched and re-stitched
until it's a belief
that's hard and fast
But If the seams aren't stitched straight
they can be re-done
for a seam ripper exists
that's second to none

But it has to be used
with ultimate care
for the squares of the quilt
are antique and they're rare
for with each generation
the past that's within
gets harder to see
but yet it's still kin
And they can be re-sewn
re-stitched bit by bit
And the quilt will be softer
-no question-
for it
has the purpose of swaddling
each new little square
quilts in their own right
to the world laid bare.
But one small square
can't keep a man warm
It takes many
to cover the average man's form
but they must be connected
to satisfy the need
that's deep in the heart
of each square
of each seed

And How interesting would it be
If each square was the same?
If each child was given
the very same name?
And I don't think it's just race
It's creed
and it's taste
It's what you choose to believe

It's that you speak
It's that you don't speak
It's what you eat
And what you don't eat
and what you drink
and what you don't drink

But when you're transparent
It's so much more

and It's hard to separate
your thoughts from "their" thoughts
for the thoughts are all one
many sides on one coin

too many to count
many more than just two
and this is because
our cells are the glue

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King Jr.

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