2 Poles

Cannot Be Named.


Echoes of a zildjian cymbal,

A minor pentatonic of Eric Clapton.

My love’s first kiss,

That soldier’s last hug,

The gravestone of the 12 year old WW1 soldier,

A football match in no man’s land.

Neruda’s half burn’t books,

Che Guevara’s stethescope.

Raindrops in meghalaya,

Sand grains in Nigeria.

Ruins of Palmyra,

Hours old baby in a

Syrian labour ward.

Stalin’s bloody ‘sickle’,

 Solzhenitsyn’s pen.

The burning pyre on the Manikarnika,

A melting iceberg in Antarctica; CANNOT BE NAMED.