The poet has returning thoughts
When TV beams out WWII
The infamous dictator with
His waves of utmost terror.
Immediately I have to think of Dad
And the dreadful reality of the
Gulag’s forced labour camp.
Pawlenski’s protest-art against
An unjust regime
Nailed himself to the Red Square
73 years after WWII
As more and more light is focused
On terror and the human being.