White Words


When weighty words

Of nescient nobles

Weigh nothing at all

 

Yet those words

Still burden broken beings

With lead-lacquered lore

That holds captives

Captive with dark dreams

Dreamt up –

Leant upon themselves;

 

The oppressed –

Supporters of their

Own oppression.

 

That is when

Suppressed speech

Speaks up

First, a word

Then a torrent.

Thoughts tearing down

The self-supported cell…

 

The pale words of white-washed men

Weighed

By the masses –

Found empty as echoes…