personal freedom, collective freedom---written for the Writer's Cramp
to follow the path of the stars
the line of the drinking gourd
to True North, our own Polar Star
the quincunx we circle around
tracing sine curves of doubt and epiphany,
acceptance and resistance,
bondage and liberation,
but before this,
a bowl of rice,
Written for:"The Writer's Cramp"
Author's note: the drinking gourd refers to the Big Dipper, taken from a hymn...