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refugee

July 2, 2019

PROMPT: Refuge

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the first missile tears through the skin;
skinning the embers of
a quenched country
alive
alive?

the mosques wail incomprehensibly;
god is detached, god is being called
to, god oh god, save us, save us, save us,
we have long since gone past
the ironic intricacies surrounding
our places of worship.

rubble and ash and soot; a second skin,
dissonance and graveyard wombs,
how does one die before living?
how does one pay for sins they do not
commit?
how does one accuse the invisible?

pogroms rupture the news headlines;
our children's bones strung across
border lines are too trivial for your
apathy, 
do you want a family too?
do you want a family too?

terror, terror, terror,
what of the terrorists terrorizing
the "terrorists"? 
or is your humanity selective?
is wanting to live such a
despicable thing?

refuge. refuge.
refugee.
refugee.

refugee.

 

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3 Comments
  • rainandsonder

    this is so so so much, the kind of poem that has the ability to shift something deep inside you.


    about 1 month ago
  • Anha

    since my return, i've come to look forward to your pieces. they're absolutely brilliant and this is no exception.


    3 months ago
  • Araw

    Beautiful work!


    3 months ago