Saturday, 28 January 2017

Midas And The Golden Wall:

It has taken me some time
to understand that the gold
Midas saw had nothing to do
with greed, rather he saw
what he fully expected
and so it has come to this
we bar the refugee
from our borders seeing
what we most dread
and in the construction freeze
ourselves into that image of Midas – hand
outstretched, the apple uneatable, golden;
water, air and food ruined
in the face of our unfounded fear
and no matter how high we build
the wall and whom we demand
pays us for it, the fear will always
enter into us free of charge.

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