Arthur, the intestate layman, turned lawyer, turned lush … turned lyrical philosopher,
has learned invaluable truths … not in school … but asleep.
In an otherworldly realm between life and death, answered has been Arthur’s plaintive prayer:
What if … from “what if” … rich harvests … we reap?
And what if from the corollary “to be or not to be” … untold benefits, we similarly … reap?
And what if, come an inaugural ‘global citizenship day’,
wide awake, we await the transcendence, that may then take place? What if awake, not asleep,
we cast away … tried … and tired … old ways?
By Miguel Vera from Puerto Rico