Sam Broussard
Sam Broussard
Image courtesy of
Daniel Affolter

That's Us


A town grows up around us

and nobody says too much

At peace with poles and lights and wires

Wal- and K-marts and such


A highway runs right by us

we see people much like us

Trains and trucks move things and stuff

from place to place to place


and people in these towns

grow interlocking body parts

they crowd together at the crotch

before their thinking starts


they drift apart or stay

having babies either way

this blunt smart-ass design ensures

that people will survive


That's us

no direction on the can

when you serve a higher plan


Compassion flows from people

when it's seen we're much alike

it shapes a soul that's light in weight

and could look like a kite


but we notice differences

Christ how obvious

other ways to pray and hold

a tea or coffee cup


other ways to pray so what

or hold a coffee cup

Travel far and wide where things

and folks don't look the same

still they're all afraid of differentness

so really there's no change


Kosovo's a word

the eagle is a bird

but both are signs that point to

we are us and you are you


That's us

I don't know why we must feel different

when we all want the same thing

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