Barbed wire fences that refuse
to rust no matter how much rain
is poured down on them.
Tears of acid are resisted by a need
for history to remember.
A meaning that is seen through
the cross-hatch of memory and metal,
where good lives lived and
love is scratched into cold walls.
Powerful fingernails run over words
that are still read and the music sings
through our brains as we stop to listen
to the past and see ourselves.
With thanks to Sarah Tristam for the original inspiration of “love, powerful, meaning”