Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Editors' Picks

“We Alone,” by Alice Walker
We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.
wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and sea-shaped stones
are all as rare

This could be our revolution:
To love what is plentiful
As much as
What’s scarce

Facts and Figures on Poverty in the U.S.
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