October 2013 (2)

27 October 2013 at 22:27 (Poems/Poetry) (, , )

read my lips
despite forehead baldness
find me charming
in attempts to bribe nurses
visitors checklist includes
grey hair on a comb
or seconds running through flabby fingers
no one is interested in
someone like me any more
dementia keeps me in a drifting bubble
awaiting a dart to let it burst out
revives inquired
if december eighty one
rings any bell
temporarily (22nd October 2013)


Martial law in Poland (Polish: Stan wojenny w Polsce) refers to the period of time from December 13, 1981 to July 22, 1983, when the authoritarian government of the People’s Republic of Poland drastically restricted normal life by introducing martial law in an attempt to crush political opposition. Thousands of opposition activists were interned without charge and as many as 100 people were killed. ¬†Although martial law was lifted in 1983, many of the political prisoners were not released until the general amnesty in 1986.

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October 2013 (1)

27 October 2013 at 22:25 (Poems/Poetry) (, , , , )

how about placing
a private skip on my soul
where once fresh memories
rot today inevitably

our table was never laid with food
standing in a queue for fresh bread
made feet and back sore
boomerang style
coming back each time

pretending to be fine was tiresome
clean second hand clothes
covered creases of belief
longing an obese future
without milk
without electricity
without honey
still with proper manners at the table
especially when hunger looked in the eye
and could not do anything in good faith
but to give recycled courage
to survive (20th October 2013)

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