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Verse XV

and I lament that my Christian friends cannot understand what I mean
but I know that you may know what I mean,
and you may be Christian too,
but you may be Muslim or Hindu
or Jewish or Rastafarian for all I know
but I know that you know me
and by knowing me you know yourself
and by knowing yourself you know god
and with the help of the muses I cry out namaste
for I see the god in you
and I thank Apollo and the muses
for inspiring me and I want to stop writing
but Walt Whitman won’t let my fingers stop dancing
and the storm has subsided
and the page has ended
and my words will end,
for now,
but the word virus will live on,
so thank you Walt Whitman,
wherever you are.

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