Re: the situation in Iran during this “election.”
The heavier the name, the more corrupt
a man becomes; the more he knows his place –
his mind is in the stones that helped construct
his throne – each brick will add another face
on posters made to claim that it’s the truth
so rarely seen on squares and avenues.
A country vanishes inside a booth
emerging holding hopes that light a fuse.
The wick is green – the students march in peace.
An army threatened cannot hold the line.
Khamenei orders that the protests cease,
atop a car, Moussavi must decline.
While sandstorms rage for policies that count on trust,
the heads of state are grinding ballots into dust.