Response to an atrocity
On a street taped with plastic
an atrocity unfolds. Something must be done!
and it is: judgement is let like blood,
post-on-post soaking-in, slickly pooling, before
inaction dares stiffen the dead.
And when the sodden ground, those vital pools
are swiped, the screen is blank; a palimpsest
yet deeply impressed, by insatiable
anger and violence without end.
Charlie Hill is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, a novella and a pamphlet of short stories. His poems have appeared in Under the Radar and in the webzines Ink, Sweat and Tears and I Am Not A Silent Poet.