An exhortation to take seriously the passion of Invisible Man, not only its purpose or the perception it comes to; a claim that being able to do this will give a hint at least of similar passions in works whose political contexts are now historical, that is no longer as live to us as #BlackLivesMatter, for example, makes Invisible Man, followed by quick but consecutive readings of Stevens's "The Idea of Order at Key West" and the rest of Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking."