That year in NY State Summer Camp
There were some more man
Than I was
Taller in the wheelchair than I wis standing.
Vietnam had taken a spine, a leg;
Even the ridding of human waste
Given out to the European counsellor.
Still the broken spleens, backs and lives continue
War and want around the world.
Back in that precious summer
Learning human dignity is earned
Despite the despots, Gods and demons
Who trample those with weapons or not.