GLIMPSES OF ICE, Syria 2015
... They will have us yet –, hanging
Like the last citadel.
Crude and un-gamely, our resonance
Will sit amid dust motes and flax.
Behind un-lettered doors only
The rats must pay us mind and
The caretaker, quixotically imagine
Ghosts and uprisings.
Come back and into a lost design
Will lead the transmutation:
How the walls must fall to our final
Filial ear –, and adjudicate
That stylographs should have
Arsenal bearers... not
Oh! Christ, it screamed. Someone’s
Can’t you hear?
‘But for you, I could,’
Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry and worked with Arts Action for Peace. Her poems appear in Mad Swirl, Shot Glass Journal, Bijou, Jellyfish Whispers, Ink, Sweat and Tears etc. Of mixed heritage [Italian/ Irish/ Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1945. Stefanie’s latest poetry book ‘The Vanishing’ 2015 is published by Walleah Press and is available at Walleah Press, Amazon and Fishpond.