Forgetlings

by Daniel Stephensen

Writing:

• A Field of Yellow Flowers

• Superposition: Selected Poems 2010 – 2012



Wandering:

• Forgetlings.net

• Read to you by me

Liberty Love Song for a Manufactured Worker

When I loved you in your country,
You said: Now I have a native home,
And it is you.

When you loved me in my country,
I said: I am native to you.
My body is your home.

In us, the sky is clear, and I can see
Both our constellations. But out here
We do not yet have a home. Here

We are not free in body and heart.
Here we are given the fascist choice:
Our life, or your death.

I know my home is love,
And I know I should love all people,
But my first love is our freedom.

For its sake I write, and I say:
We will lie down here as well, native
Together under this high, blue sky,

And my body will always be your home.