Stay with the caravan, yet be
yourself…Notice what others do, 
what wise paths they take, 
then praise and follow 
your own welcoming ways.
Whether you ride, walk,
run or stumble, you are 
your significant other, open 
to variations on a theme of 
becoming more human/humane.
Street people, may you discuss 
Faustus with Goethe, share 
your essence while vowing into
another’s eyes never to loan, 
trade or sell your soul.

Claire J. Baker is a dedicated poet and a self-appointed peace activist.