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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