we are standing on a planet
that is shooting through space,
and it’s time we started acting like it
imagine nations with freed imaginations
it’s time for s/he who
sees the way
to seize the day,
seize the hour,
seize the levers of power
and
be the change
a new page,
a new stage of drama
we need a movement of movements
in the age of Obama,
‘cause not even a messiah could cure this empire
we need all of us
to face all of the past,
and move past it
I ain’t gonna study war no more,
except in history classes
globalize liberation,
planetize the movement—
you can’t stop
the Earth’s revolution.

The snafu was the half who
would settle for half-truth
so I’m at it again with a pad and a pen
some things deserve to dissolve
and the last shall be first and vice-versa
(you are floating
on a planet;
act accordingly)
cryosphere melting,
ten trillion tears
to a vanishing planet
Earth—dream blossom
of the cosmos:
silent universe,
speaking in species

every cell is intelligent
cultivate bioluminescence
the breath is the bridge
imagine nations with freed imaginations
we are standing on a planet
that is shooting through space,
and it’s time we started acting like it
globalize liberation,
planetize the movement—
you can’t stop
the Earth’s revolution.

(Originally published in Tikkun magazine, Jan./Feb. 2009)