What would be the word for

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What would the word be for
It which includes Us?  -something
outside ourselves.

What would that word be?
Surely not, Me.

Should be something a little less
narcissistic.  How about just We
—or at minimum, I et tu?

—we are not brutes some say;
then I read the news

What would the word be for
I am entirely wrapped up in this planet thing
without it I’m nothing I need it even to breathe?

What would that word be?
……………

Jim Culleny; 5/2009

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