The race you never knew with a language never to be spoken, and rites forgotten. The race you never knew with all their names for God and Devil. The race you never knew and the children who believed the stories too, imagined them in the woods away from the eyes of their elders as all children everywhere still do. The race you never knew that expected to live and live and always live never giving a thought to anything but the seasons of life. The race you never knew now a Jeopardy fucking question, or an answer on a standardized test to make sure it's really fair. Two years,
dates separated by a (-) dash.
A fight over who owes who
what in meaningless academic halls.
T-shirts sold for 19.95 in the mall.
Pages of symbols only "experts" can read.
Movie reviews that speak of "authenticity."
The race you never knew
forgotten, lost, exterminated, extinguished, erased, dust and discussed,
just like us.
By popular request
the race you never knew
has gone into oblivion with
all the rest.
Los Angeles - 9/3/03