After Charlie

After Charlie*

After Charlie,
folks will look at folks’
differences, perhaps
not even aware what they are doing.

Folks will look at folks…
Mistrust & fear
not even aware…. What are they doing?
Apprehension–  Apprehension,

Mistrust & fear
will drive hesitant (clandestine?) reactions.
Apprehension. Apprehension.
The “Are we Charlie?” question

will drive hesitant (clandestine?) reactions.
Are you Charlie? Am I?
The “Are we Charlie?” question,
I cannot answer.

Are you Charlie? Am I?
The right of it all?
I cannot answer.
Perhaps I think differently.

The right of it all?
Differences?  Perhaps…
But a lot will change,
after Charlie.

*Charlie Hebdo

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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