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Poetic License: 'Declaration of Interdependence: July 4th, 2018'

July 11, 2018
By JOE PACHECO , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

On this day

of celebrating

independence,

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Joe Pacheco

I declare

interdependence

a new truth

to be held

self-evident,

humanity

created free,

interdependent

on each other;

I declare

what defeats

and hurts

any human,

anywhere,

also defeats

and hurts me;

I declare

suppression

in any corner

of Earth

suffocates,

narrows

the air of the

whole planet,

and I declare

one day

uncontrolled

emissions

of anguish

from those yearning

to breathe free

may vanquish

all of us

unless we free

ourselves

to solemnly declare

on this first Day

of Interdependence:

"No one is safe

until all of us

are safe,

nothing

will be treasured

until everything

is treasured

and no one

can be free

until each

and every one

of us is free!"

 
 

 

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