David Adès


Who is that woman
walking so serenely
between agitations
of us and them,

as if there were a middle way,
and what does she hope

to achieve, so willingly
forfeiting her life
to crossfire, or the deadly
passions of the mob?

David Adès is an Australian poet whose most recent book Afloat in Light is available through UWA Publishing at https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/afloat-in-light.