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Poem: Rebels All 

We’re young.
God we’re young.
We’re young and rebels all.
Rebels with every cause and to every glorious effect.
We melt the sun away,
And howl at the moon.
We carry our dreams in our jeans,
Our heads in our hearts.
Screams soaked in ocean surf—
The highest highs and lowest lows as but tide on our toes.
The big black always behind us,
The big bang always ahead.
We cut the chains of a criminal cage,
Search for the red in our veins;
In all of us a personal summer,
Pushed by fear of future winters.
A timeless truth over a thousand permutations,
A thousand generations, a thousand germinations:
We are.
We are fires in the night, stars in a sublunary sky.
We are mutable gases born by open wind,
We are illumination, awakening, engendering.
We seek the world and spurn the rest.
We are young.
God we’re young.

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