Scissors know our healing
Does not come from books:
The wind does.
As the hand raised over-long.
On every pose.
For the sake of comfort.
Both prong and tail.
Daylights from the living.
A dearth stance
Of which we are too familiar, cut
From the background
What scrap is to the stockpiling.
(*Poet-activist who placed a poem online in China
calling for the rights of ‘free expression’ in April
2011 jailed after charge of ‘Subversion’. Amnesty
International & PEN say there is “no release date”.)