Who will be the next
Who will give their own answer
to the question of a dream deferred?
Who will know how to brave the current
of the current deep river?
Who will have the faith to lead the wanderers
to the next distant shore?
Who will sing the new songs,
be the next folk-tale-telling Uncle
for all those patient brothers and sisters
sitting on those pine-wood-pews
in the that little brown church in the wildwood,
waiting to steal away home?
Will it be Izzie?
Will it be JZ?
Or some golden gangster?
(Great God Almighty! Forbid!)
They are all joined at the root.