Monday, 25 June 2012

New/Old Egypt

Lady Justice holds the balance
of truth and fairness
Muslim to military

in blind hope the everyday
men and women
from Tahir Square

will not have new memories
of being shot raped
stoned to death

will not allow inexperience
of leadership
to end their quest

for a spring to democracy
an equal voice
a free breath

as new guns hit parlor TVs –
the constitution
gone, the last test.

© Lavinia Kumar

Muslim Brotherhood's Mursi declared Egypt president

Lavinia Kumar lives in New Jersey. Her poetry has appeared in several publications, in the US and UK. She writes a blog for her brother’s, based in Portsmouth, NH.