Poem for July 4, 1994

This is the time for the creative
Man. Woman. Who must decide
that She. He. Can live in peace.
Racial and sexual justice on
this earth.

This is the time for you and me.
African American. Whites. Latinos.
Gays. Asians. Jews. Native
Americans. Lesbians. Muslims.
All of us must finally bury

the elitism of race superiority
the elitism of sexual superiority
the elitism of economic superiority
the elitism of religious superiority.