Stuffed into the gas palace
Into its nauseating repeats
Of the peoples solitary frenzy;
Victories and defeats.
Who’s to suffer more in its heat
Or suffocating coolness?
Its drapes cover white paradise
Of drugged and fumed sunlight
And let you not forget that
Real drug of frozen motion
That kept you nowhere safe
Nowhere solid or exposed
When animals did surround you
They smelt a meal soon spoiling
In silent scents you gave them hope
Enough to touch but not secure enough
Remember how you woke, stood up ,and
Around that bed those terrible ugly faces, red-raw and furious,
Were now familiar, close and smiling?