Imprisoned: Turkey’s Anti-Syrian Student Protest 19-3-18

They will have us yet – hanging
Like the last citadel.

Crude and ungainly, our resonance
Will sit amongst dust motes and flax.

Behind un-lettered doors only
The rats must pay us mind – and

A caretaker, quixotically, imagine
Ghostly uprisings.

Come back into our lost design,
The lyric will lead

The transmutation… how the walls
Must fall to our final filial ear – and

Adjudicate that stylographs
Should have seen us

Demotic idioms – not

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer and musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel, and a libretto. She also worked with Arts Action For Peace. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Australia in 1945. Read other articles by Stefanie.