A Letter from Hong Kong: Understanding Us

It is an uncomfortable quiet that has taken over the streets of Hong Kong. The combination of a pandemic and a new National Security Law has created a stillness that politicians have gloated about as they take credit for protestless streets, calling them signs of ‘civility’. Press conferences have become shameless displays that almost makes…

Ancient Laws

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” - Lord Acton Don’t think that the ancient law That might makes right Has disintegrated by the Passage of time; No — while it’s rotted Spear shafts and turned Stone clubs to dust, The rust of steel blades Have been remade into ink stains That slip…

Charges, Parks, and Democracy

In the vigil and hush of our election victory Rings out the hammers of charges For the shot, for the framed, For those who laid themselves down To make the path to rights That were always ours, a path again. Let the engines roar Back into life. Let us not forget why we marched in…