Photography, Poetry and Art Projects by Ciaran Burke

For All That Matters Equally

Ten thousand feet 
that carry rage
free expression 
on the first of June
of all lives that matter
and not just ours but theirs
black and white 
we are free to breathe.

Divisible plagues 
of discrimination
viral anger 
across the ocean
up the road in Mosney 
direct provision of prejudice
it also matters 
but just not quite as much.

Between the colours 
shades of grey
right to protest 
to express our outrage 
responsibility ours 
balance of the scale
virus spreads to all 
lives that matter or not.

Ciaran Burke
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