Dungavel

Dave Renton



It just won't work without context:
The long march of peoples halted,
So many attempts to steal the land,
A new class of people, potential unknown
Tapped unscrupulously
By promises of welfare for some.

It just won't work without context:
Wars in the South, white guns and
Black hands to hold them.  Homes burned, then here.
A mother with her children taken,
Why? Because she dared to nurse them.
Outside feeding hours.

It just won't work without context:
The crowd vast, angry, chatting
The scornful arc of a cereal bar
Flying singly over prison walls.
 

 

 

Jan 2006

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