Know Where You Stand

Berrigan2By Ric Hudgens, for Daniel Berrigan, on his birthday

Daniel Berrigan once gave the commencement address at Xavier High School on West 16th Street in New York.

The story goes he walked to the podium declared “Know where you stand and stand there.” Then he sat down.

Maybe
you don’t know
therefore
find out.

Standing straight
where you are
might be
the first thing.

Then

once you know
where you stand
stand there.

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