Those uninvolved

The road was closed.
Tear gas, barricades, fires.
How were you to come to me?
Yet another bloody evening.

Strange things.
I feel I’m hearing the demonstrators:
Those in love and those uninvolved
are never innocent without participating.

I can no longer find an alibi for you and for me.
We innocent? Unanimously guilty.
We placed so many thousands amongst us.