For I walked through many more clouds
than ever I wished would stay.
For I walked through storm and strife.
For I walked over manyfine hills.
I whistled as I walked and walked a dog
while I walked, when I had a dog.
I walked beneath light toward darkness.
I walked backward and forward,
though speeches, talk of my people.
Through amber wavy grains I walked.
I walked the lands I could afford.
As far as my wits would take me.
And farther than my wits took me
I also walked. Because I walked
with the gait of a man. Because I
walked through the gates with many men.
Because I fated my step with a dogwhistle
that never did blow away.