i will fight #poetry

look for me

I’m in the ships that sunk

into the waters of the blue Aegean Sea

I was right there when grim bodies washed

on its etiolated shores

I’m hidden in the forests which are cut

into the dirt that’s always left behind

child brides are crying terrified

skin is showing purple marks

a Stradivarius which was never made

plays the tunes of your own mind

the boarding passes that brought us together

are now long gone

the room was cleaned

and if you think that all I am is love

I’m telling you to think again

for tomorrow I will raise my spade

and I will fight



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