Saturday, May 22, 2010

Poem: cell


It’s the dark cell 

       they say

                where Socrates once was held

                             beneath the pnyx


                                            where once free citizens

ass embled

                    to murd er


                                      the man who asks


it’s the dark cell

       they say


                in Birming bombing 

                                                   h am


                 where a bl ack man asked


2400 years late r

         for de cen cy


and saw

        Socrates, too     walking his cell

asking too


           what does it mean

to be fre e




See the The jail cell here.

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