Poems for Troubled Times: “The City Burns”

The City Burns

Ann van Wijgerden

Author’s Note: This was an intense ‘overlapping’ of sensation and thoughts; I literally had a split second sense of being swept away. The background: Firstly, being impressed by the acting skills of Andrew Scott and his portrayal of Professor Moriarty in the ‘Sherlock’ TV series. Then, being distressed and perplexed by the constant stream of killings in the Philippines’ ‘War on drugs’ while it would seem many of the public couldn’t care less, seeking distraction in entertainment instead.

First published in Slamchop Poetry: http://www.slamchop.org/ann-van-wijgerden

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