Watching a protest –
From high above in a
Government building –
It’d be the ivory tower –
If I had any power
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I work in an office tower next to the provincial legislature where our provincial politicians meet. We have a pretty good view of all the protests from up above.
I could be accused of being a bureaucrat ignorant of the world in my ivory tower, as the idiom goes, except the truth is, I have no power to do anything about any of it. Or very little that would have negligible impact.
The tower I work in is not ivory.