Saturday, September 05, 2015

Migration (Like birds on the wire)

Like birds on the wire
they congregate in respite
for a while;
safety in numbers
while trafficking vultures
await their moment.

Put them in aviaries,
let them squawk,
while people gawp
and governments
discuss the feed bill
and walls of wire
less comfortable for resting.

Decide their fate,
dictate their destination,
drive them like sheep
to a market.

Talk over their heads,
as if they cannot understand,
when understanding is beyond
the understanding
of those who ‘understand’.

There is no refuge
for the refugee;
birds at the wire
of humanity.

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