London In Silhouette — A Poem

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Return of the rhyme.

*Whatever is happening to us this year and over the previous few years, we will overcome.

Haiku: The Cutter

water hands poor poverty
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Here comes the cutter
Our fancy things torn away
What we really need

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem: Edifice

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Prague Cathedral

Who would have the time, 
the patience
and the patronage,
to build a new edifice to faith?
Today's monstrosities arise to lesser gods,
steel and glass tombs where no one lives,
while shanty towns mass around 
in some claustrophobic hell, 
whose denizens fight and beg 
just to stay alive.
Such juxtaposition is not new -
only the extremes.

copyright Francis Barker 2020