It traveled with us as we looked at our worlds speeding by
It puffed its foul thick smoke into the very air of our cities and towns
we look out from our windows of perception at the world speeding by and
did we know it traveled with us?
Did it live in all of us -this thing with a pulse
this thing on the opposite side of the table
-or stood, though there were chairs to spare
Is it true what they say?
that children are not born with prejudice?
I can't remember back that far.