July 21, 2010

“We Alone” by Alice Walker… this poem is so beautiful and timely <3

We Alone

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 seas-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
To love what is plentiful
as much
as what is scarce.

Alice Walker