Surviving justice

on

This is a beautiful, poignant poem. Some really powerful words.

My Bright Green Hat

For Laura

Cararrives

No care

Tatatataa ta- ta- tap-tap

Spitoutyour words

Factstrumpnothing

—Strumpet?

Copyinthepost

Copycatbandwagon

You.

Tata! Tata!

Reams tatatatyped

They explain it all very clearly

Factsee

─I act?

Hesaidshesaidshesaidhedid

─Did you sayAid?

─NotAid. Annoyed

They saidtheydidnot

─Forgetmenot please forgetmenot

—No flower

IsaidIsaid

No  No  No

No   No

No.

No.

Cargoes.

─?

Burdens

Yesaweight then

Theyreturn

Not aid

Theyexplain

Just words

There is no aid

─Did you ask foraid?

─Annoyed by the raid

OnMe

OnMe

OnME

OnMe

“Oh we’re sorry

Inastate”

─Innostateorinnocent?

No

Justice.

The Picture is Abstract Acrylic, August 2016 by Lorna Wallace

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