Thanks to Infinity’s Kitchen magazine for their kind permission to re-use this poem. This has been performed once with a Canadian flag wrapped around the performers.
The readers (any number from 4 to 6) appear to the audience to read out of any sequence. They look at the audience without looking at each other. Each reader reads one line, and the second word in each line is spoken at the same time as the first word in the following line.
The last line spoken by all. Please use at demos and events, and share your performances on YouTube!
Crying no more
No more blood
Featured image credit International Fund for Animal Welfare, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 / cropped