Something Mattered Here

There lies a sentience 
beneath the mountain…
An inscrutable watcher,
waiting for release from
its own disquiet,

unknowing, that good men
hold their heads in restlessness;
gender-bound with shame 
as a fool came
then went
 a murderer.

Aotearoa bears 
unflinching witness
for one never meant
to fear nor die here…

Never knowing if there will 
be enough tears.
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Aotearoa = New Zealand

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