We believe in home all home all beautiful home enough bellies breathe & sigh
enough skin rest dance free enough courage carry all life this a home no landlord
tenant bank imagine no passport jail shelter claim no developer gift no reparation
furnish this home free a bodycrossing & shame free a memorybreak no shame
all beautiful this home pray for lost & stolen home now free a traveling fence
finger & sky breaking open free enough many home many body home & whole
together home safe & full spirit prayer bodyprayer full desire home wider song
& cookin wider shape a wood brick & stone home wider shapes weave together
full & wide enough spirit return to body enough whole body each body heartbody
holy beautiful holy so holy body homeless turn home again
We want home all home all beautiful home alive so alive heartbrave thunder shake
out a hiding so holy beautiful & so holy brave every body home & every body free
First published by Street Spirit and Achiote Press,
“Manifesto” also appears in Taking Freedom Home,
“Fforward Movement: artists in support of US Social Forum 2010,”
and The Revolution Starts at Home.
September 16, 2009
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