© Farouk Asvat
A grey stonegallops
These are fond memories of youth.
Against armoured army trucks
Soft-skinned police vans
Now these are the weaponsWe exchange
For a bullet
Through the head
© farouk asvat
composed: 12.07.1986 [Alexandra Township, South Africa under apartheid](after the declaration of the 3rd state of emergency: 11.06.1986)
for Lionel Abrahams in Alexandra Township
Stones was previously published in:
The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p30, 2006).
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