For Hong Kong

June 13, 2020

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because you are caged

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because you are free

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because the rain falls

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because the sun shines

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because it hurts too much

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because it feels so good

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because there’s no time to write

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because there’s too much to say

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because your world is burning

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because your leaders are blind

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because your job could be taken

It would be embarrassing
Not to write poetry
Because your life is at stake

It would be embarrassing
To be alive
And not write poetry