Poems Title

Friday 13th Paris

First they came for the people in the café

Laughing and drinking wine

But they did not laugh or drink wine

And so they shot them


Then they came for the young people at the rock concert

The girls in jeans and t-shirts

But though they were young, they did not listen to rock music

Their girls did not wear jeans and t-shirts

So they shot them


And one replied to the other

Remember Syria!

But what was the question

Breaking from its frown of hesitation

In a lost second of human recognition?


16th November 2015