A short poem inspired by the student protests, mainly on the ‘kettling of kettling’ idea used by friends and supporters of injured protestor Alfie Meadows. They created something of a ‘Russian doll’ effect by surrounding the police at their headquarters at Scotland Yard. Also some underlying thoughts on the state’s monopoly of violence.
Caught in a series of monologues,
an untimely proclamation of self.
reworked, and drafted –
a reminder of escapes from the underworld.
Subsistence combined with distance,
the elite re-emerge,
the schisms re-align.
The redness that we fight over,
a sharing of sorts.
the force of tactics,
the Russian doll of resistance.
Bringing her back,
reigning her in,
She has more layers than you.