A Police Baton Raised.

Police baton raised in Barcelona streets

and a point raised

is shouted down in Madrid

with force, with a flowering

of violence,

a crashing down

on someone’s head,

falling down,

falling down,

Spain’s soul

is in an unhappy state,

the homage to Catalonia

is lost in time,

falling down,

raised tempers, words of disrespect,

falling down, down

as anger flares and firemen and police clash,

how long before the baton becomes the gun

becomes the wood becomes the bullet

fired in the air, into

the crowd;

falling down.


Ian D. Hall 2017