Trespass Not!

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Five mothers in black wail
Courtroom overflows with outrage
Five mothers in black cradle photos
Villagers congregate in corridors, conspire
Five mothers in black weep
Media crews perch on window sills
Five mothers in black kiss photos
Nine judges announce their decision
Five mothers in black clap
Father and son, compatriots their prey
Five mothers in black sign the cross
Five adolescents pursued a childhood mountain track
Five mothers in black lament
Innocent steps, deemed trespass, triggered hunt
Five mother in black pound their breasts
Five life sentences for village murderers
Five mothers in black, five life sentences of mourning

Loula S. Rodopoulos
Achaia Courthouse
Greece
27/03/2008

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