Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poetry Live.

Have seen that on the news on tv?
In Athens during the riots
between the police and the demontrators,
clashes, tear gases, stones...
a stray dog running and barking,
the same stray dog they say,
it has become famous, maybe
they have given him a name.
Running and barking while people
were taken by the scruff of their neck
and kicked in the back and arrested.
Fury and drama and that dog in the middle
of all that, tail wagging, maybe
enjoying the mess.

A hint of a still pure earth
that cheers me up more

than the freedom of the press.

1 comment:

Dave King said...

Excellent point, convincingly made. The end clinches it. Not an easy topic to attempt, but achieved with aplomb.