To hide in this sun

rebellion consists in looking at a rose
until your eyes are crushed

– Alejandra Pizarnik

It is only a semblance, this rose
petalled black –
to sunrise then
    we rise against

to hide in this sun until your
crushed eyes
become rose, become
    a petalled green

4 comments on “To hide in this sun

  1. Munira says:

    Oh…beautiful ❤

  2. adminclouds says:

    Rebellion everywhere it seems. People stepping out to say enough at great risk. I worry about who will be there to save them when bullets fly. Dark times like a black rose.

    • huzaifazoom says:

      On the one hand we have a rightward surge (Bolsonaro, Modi, Trump, Erdogan, Putin, Duterte) and on the other we have people’s voices making a difference (Chile, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Iraq, and more recently Sudan) while at the same time there is a Pink-Tide resurgence in South America. Add to that the young voices leading the fight for climate justice – ‘the’ most pressing issue of the day – and the optimism of the will is very much in sight. No guarantees though. Power never relents without reacting nastily, so the worry is real.

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