We broke the walls, we won the wars; you see:
we lasted longer, laughed out louder, sang
up mightier and more convincingly.
Don’t block the way of winners; do not hang
around, your bellies out and ears slicked back.
We’ll show you where you stand: back o’the pack!
We’ll take you as wives; you’ll share our desires.
We’ll make you alive to our dreams and fires.
You will see what love can do; it can splice
marauder and victim, join crime to joy.
In time, forget the world I sacrificed
while serving conquest. Smile at a toy
I gift our child. Laugh as we joke on through.
And smile when I say — and you know it is true —
that I love only you.