We Are

by Bertie Koller

are the people we know
the people we’ve always known
as through this life & others
our spirits are blown

or are we all strangers
standing around a great fire
for one chance at this
before we retire

we are we are we are
oh yes we are

are the people we’ve known
the people we know
as through this life & others
we continue to grow

or do we live only
for our turn to die
for glory beyond
& pie in the sky

we are we are we are
oh yes we are