The Theory of Revolution by Steven Lazaroff
PRELUDE TO A THEORY OF REVOLUTION
The stones crown through soil.
We swallow the broken rocks
back down into soil like a world child
stolen back to womb, Too soon,
we say. Change is inches, we say.
We say, change is incremental,
we say. But are we cold to the hot
addicted & tattered & hungry
streets that only our feet touch?
Is there a, a,
revolution with etched face
rushing past roots, begging —
no, demanding — liberté,
égalité, fraternité? I don’t know. I hope. I play.
On a Theory of Revolution
Revolution is radical change.
Radical sees. Radical cares.
Radical prescribes. Radical subverts. Radical ﬂips.
Radical transcends. Radical becomes. Radical imagines. Radical plays.
Change is difference between
points, movements, potential to actual.
Human change is vice or virtue
founded in cowardly sludge
fired in molten hero
depending on tiptoe’s leap
depends on heel’s arch
depended on shin’s spine
depending on knee’s torque:
heart ﬂash sprints!
against blood’s undertow; this is the all & every.
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