H e a r t S o n s & H e a r t D a u g h t e r s of A l l e n G i n s b e r g
N a p a l m H e a l t h S p a : R e p o r t 2 0 1 4 : A r c h i v e s E d i t i o n
Sitting to Praise
I am sitting down at my kitchen table
to write a praise poem
for the people of my country––
the people and the oceans––
some of the people,
the oceans future-cleansed.
I am sitting to celebrate the way Americans
have responded since 9/11
by recognizing the value of each human life––
only that's not what really happened.
But it happened for many Americans,
so I'm celebrating you––
you know who you are.
[Originally published in NHS 2006, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs06/Katz.htm.]