Memories of those we long for and miss
linger in our minds beyond their kiss
sweet and profound like a morning iris
yet dazzling like a light in one’s iris.
Give thanks they said
to peace and love’s legend.
Remember happy faces feasting on a bird:
landowners and conquerors seated
at one table as bestie and friend.
Ding dong rape is wrong what a tale!
Be strong to right wrong even if you are frail.
Ding Dong radicalism and tradition derail
justice and humanity from a society in detail.
A crow with lies for wings
lands on hope’s snow.
Perching on a broken dream
to peck tears that remain;
in a heart waiting for news-
inked with loss set in stone-
cold injustice; lets out a scream
An immortal begins to lose his memory, the first being of his infant daughter. Full story at https://stoicscientist.com/2018/03/04/the-memorial/