Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GLASS

GLASS 
© Farouk Asvat


Shattered pane
Lies in the dusty street:
            The looking glass of youth
            The mirror of adolescent confidence
            And the windowpane of winter coziness
Lies crunched in the gravel

As the broken soles
Of schoolchildren flee
The arrogant boots
Of earnest policemen




© farouk asvat


composed: 27.08.1986 [Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

            for Lionel Abrahams in Alexandra Township




[] Acknowledgements:

Glass was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p33, 2006).




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