Wingsong: for all the friends who died of AIDS

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Wingsong:

-Maggid Andrew Ramer

     I carry you on my back

I carry every one of you

who has died

on my back

 

     You are not a burden

     your weight is exalting

     each one of you

     is another feather

     in my arched wings

     You carry me

     every one of you

     carries me higher and higher

     into my life

     into the physical life

     I live

     for every one of you

     When I sleep, you sleep too

     when I dance, you dance too

     when I pray, you are praying with me

     and every time I kiss another man

     each one of you

     pressed up behind my lips

     is drinking too

     swan, hummingbird, egret, eagle

     drinking

     I drink for all of you

     I live with all of you

     together, together, together,

     all of us are

     drinking

     living

     flying

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