It’s Not The Same
The demonstrators who…filled the streets…
the suicide core of the…who attacked…
And the students who charged against the riot staves of police…
They weren’t the same people.
what happened to all those people after that?
Nothing is ever quite the same
each time is different from every other
the heart of each person is disconnected.
But if there is one thing
that is the same,
it is that neither the newspapers nor television
ever reported on those young men after that.
the enemy in the world today
is not the United States,
is not the Soviet Union
but, bridged between you and me
words of silence.
The Burning Heart
K Rexroth & I Atsumi