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I hear you loud and clear, Bernie.
Yours is not a well-fought campaign
as the self-congratulatory so-called victor
asserts nor was it ever a futile dream
as the press and the pundits would have us believe.

Yours is a movement, ragged and unruly
as all movements must be, and those who think otherwise,
who are enamored with the possibility
of a female president of the not-so-free world,
are complacent fools who refuse
to hear the thunderous cries of not
just one generation – but of many generations –
reaching forward and backward in time
amid an ever-gathering storm.