SIXTEEN OCCASIONAL POEMS
– TALES FROM THE POLISH WOODS
Poem: Alasdair Gray © 2005
childishly simple but could not all be solved at home
– it would have frightened our children –
we did it in
Had all gone according to plan
nothing unpleasant would have been seen
or remembered by sensitive folk
but our Party lost a war.
So sights too vile to be seen were seen,
tales too vile to tell got told
now must be seen, must be told forever.