Denise Else
Jackie Kay

Stop! Search your heart.
Ask yourself what is your real motivation.
If the source for your suspicion 
Is the colour of a man or woman’s skin, then
Stop and search again.

Try and look deep within.
Count the lies you’ve been fed
Before you count to ten.
And before you get the batons out
Stop and search again. 


Jackie Kay's most recent books are Reality, Reality and Red Dust Road (winner of the Scottish Book Award.) She is currently working on her novel BYSTANDER. 


While government watches you, who watches the government?