United Arab Emirates

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far too nonchalant about things i should probably care about

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July 2, 2019

PROMPT: Refuge


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

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
how does one accuse the invisible?

pogroms rupture the news headlines;
our children's bones strung across
border lines are too trivial for your
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.




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  • rainandsonder

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

    over 1 year ago
  • Anha

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

    over 1 year ago
  • Araw

    Beautiful work!

    over 1 year ago