We’re all that’s left —
the ones parties would expel
the ones unions would quell
because we challenged,
the ones who knew always
that we were shitting
in our own nest,
the ones who presented the moral stance
when no organised leftists wanted to hear it.
Yes, we’re all that’s Left.
The ones who read everything the opposition
wrote as well as those ‘on our side’
and sometimes even agreed with them.
The ones they now call utopian because
we still say a revolution is possible
but it must happen now.
The ones who say it can only happen
by replacing the state
by direct people’s power.
The ones who believe in an open movement
like the women’s movement
like the black movement
like the peace movement.
Not leaderless but full of leaders.
Not spoken for but all speaking.
Not represented but each
taking their turn to act for all.
Come the occupiers.
Come the nonviolent activists.
Take back your home.
Your day has come.