Ypres (32): where I stand (is on my knees)

Notice on the ruins of Ypres Cathedral. This is holy ground.6071928.jpg

Notice on the ruins of Ypres Cathedral: “This is holy ground” https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C45188

I stand
on
sacred ground

can’t you read
the sign

this is no place
for war

this
is civilised

and I wonder
if me
standing here
makes me civilised
too

I wonder
if touching the stone
admits me
into the secret

or if that
can only be found
below

among the bones

that will be
soon enough

for me

I can wait
another day

head low
my body
down
upon my
knees

~

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