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Dogs 2019

ACROSS THE RIVER
(3/20/19)


they
have carried
my people
away

far from
this place

our only
home

I was
left behind
because the invaders
did not recognize me
as one
of the chosen

a marginal
member
of my society
I was spared
due to
my detachment

my estrangement
from the other
children
of our great
fathers

I
am not
great

I am
but
the least
of all
citizens

so
I continue
my life
fairly much
the same

the new
rulers
passing
me by

their dust
coating me

and my
meager
belongings

my habitation
forever
unrecognized

God
has blessed
me