Listening to the News 2/3/22
Does sound of our clapping drown out
the bombs exploding in your homes?
Our politicians stand shoulder
to shoulder with ambassadors
come to beg for help, receiving
words of Solidarity, bright
in Democracy's safest seats
and promises breaking as walls
break in your land, hoping courage
rubs off. Our hands, white feathers, hide
mouths whispering "We will not fight"
or eagerly sign cheques for schools
if anyone is left to learn
there is no honour, in the West