Win First, Then Fight


You have to win the revolution first
The revolution must be won

You wear the dhoti because you won
You walk to the sea and gather salt because you won

The revolution is won one person at a time
First it has to be won in you

You don’t wear the dhoti to win the revolution
You don’t walk to the sea to win the revolution

When you have already won
The fighting becomes very easy

Like Neo in the Matrix
It becomes very easy


Previously published in
A Swineherd’s Journal

Art by Unknown


1 thought on “Win First, Then Fight”

  1. This poem and “I am” make a nice pair. Glad I read them together. The words went in. Swam around. Found it the same ocean of salt and tears. Best eye drops ever.

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