Thursday, November 11, 2021

Remembrance Day


The world wars

She doesn’t remember them

But she is not without empathy

The eulogies move her

Her wars were different

Fights for self-hood

Battles fought on so-called

Neutral ground

Nothing - no one -

Is neutral

We think we are

It’s an illusion

She stood her ground

Though knocked about

At times -  without mercy

Battles won and lost

She has escaped into old age

Now the battle fields

Lie fallow

And so does she