“The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.” Emmeline Pankhurst
It started as soon as the window was replaced,
like a vein pulsing in the corner of the pane.
The frame was warped, it was a botch job,
and nobody wanted to take the blame.
More cracks appeared, like a frosty morning,
and the window was no longer clear,
the jagged rip of glass was marring
the view, collecting dust and smears.
A rock, a tangible, stone-cold argument,
shattered the glass and cleared the vista,
but that one small act of violence
let in a winter of bad weather, sister.
Kim M. Russell, 2018
Amaya would like us, in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., who was born on 15th January, to write an epigraph poem (not an official form) in which a quote about global peace, social justice, or human rights is embedded. She says that we may choose to go formal, acrostic/telestich style, where the first or last words of each line write the message. Or not. We should just bold-face each word of the quote, and make sure it’s read at least chronologically. Amaya has shared some quotes we may use, if we don’t have quotes of our own.