For Human Rights Day 10 December
Is this fear ? Am I unreasonable ?
I stand in tears behind a pane of glass
that I could break with one hand;
but the doors are locked
and the windows too,
and fear and tears distort my view.
Why don’t I break It ?
Who would be hurt and why?
Yet I came here myself !
How, then, must feel a man
who cannot sleep
and stands behind bars he cannot break
for breaking rules he cannot keep ?