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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