Poem 7 In Solidarity: Barzakh

By Mark Burnhope

Barzakh

resistance means
a dance between

sweet / salt
life / death

water / earth
whirl / breath

when we rise
to wash

we utilise both
to become clean

MarkBWheels Mark Burnhope lives in Bournemouth, Dorset. His chapbooks are The Snowboy (Salt, 2011) and Lever Arch (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2013). He is co-editor of Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot and, currently, Fit to Work: Poets Against Atos.

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