Paired Inuit greet with rubbing nose –
the sculpture, sign and symbol raised,
of forefathers who hunted ice;
a street-art scene to celebrate.
Its standing, rubbing nose in dirt –
the statue, plinth-proud, razed to ground,
for fettered fathers, disrespect;
own stature lost, slaver unmourned.
Stephen Kingsnorth (Cambridge M.A., English & Religious Studies), retired to Wales from ministry in the Methodist Church, has had over 100 pieces accepted by some thirty on-line poetry sites, including Poetry Potion; and Gold Dust, The Seventh Quarry, The Dawntreader, Foxtrot Uniform Poetry Magazines, Vita Brevis Anthology ‘Pain & Renewal’ & Fly on the Wall Press ‘Identity’. https://poetrykingsnorth.wordpress.com/