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The Kite and The Hawk

Man is no longer alone in the universe!

The day I found the hieroglyphic formula
For happiness for all mankind
I had to promise to give it away.

It is we have to find a way
For everyone to have
one more of something
Than your neighbor has

For you--here is a dollar!

And for you,
I feel warm brotherhood
And love intense
Beyond what anyone has ever felt before.

You didn't think I'm going around
And giving everybody money?

For me
The syllable of antique power
To shift the Light above
Enough to cast the second or third shadow
The Grand Prize
In the lottery of loneliness.

From Dancing on Main Street by Lorenzo Thomas. Copyright © 2004 by Lorenzo Thomas. Published by Coffee House Press. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

From Dancing on Main Street by Lorenzo Thomas. Copyright © 2004 by Lorenzo Thomas. Published by Coffee House Press. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Lorenzo Thomas