Some of the images are of
the image making process,
some of the selected photos
show the selection process:
outlines of identity distorted,
single sounds with many overtones.
Planes drone above a distant city
as futile protest blurs in the square;
lost in private utopias, passers-by
take the bus in the other direction.
Yellow light spills on to the page
as lightning crackles through stained glass.
Armed guards in the hallway admire
the skin of a nation burnt to a crisp.
© Rupert M Loydell
Illustration Nick Victor