March 19, 1997


I stand not at the parting of the ways

nor at that point where what is

and what ought to be

began to diverge

that stand wasn’t taken long before

I came upon the scene

that no man’s land

amidst the conflict

of exclusive beliefs

wondering that the obvious

was so easily trodden under


I stand here now in the ruin of our time

not at the crossroads of a culture

nor even at the crossroads of a life

I am but a signpost to the Way

upon which I stand

wherein there is life

as opposed to death