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Understanding – a poem

May 3, 2017 - 08:41 -- Admin

Understanding

I do not understand Marx
In all his volumes
I do not understand Hegel
Apparently
Lukacs loses me
Totally some might say

And yet I know the struggle
Class against class
Them and us
The value that is exploitation

Enough of sly references!
Our side is my essence
A man of emotions,
Of guesses at life
Watering the strife
To negate the hate
And blossom the love

I can read
And begin to understand
But I can feel
And in that I am woman
And I am man
I am me, I am you
And then I will understand

John Passant 3 May 2017