Deathscapes

SIEV X 3a - Poem Mohsen

Deathscapes

SIEV X

The unthinkable becomes thinkable

They died before they were punished.

Would they still be in detention

If they had set their weary feet on Australian shores?

Fleeing the beasts of our land,

They were devoured by the beasts of the sea,

Politicians, who fight not for freedom,

but to be the gatekeepers of our dusty desert hell.

 

146 children silently float on the ocean,

Like beautiful water lillies that do not grow.

They are asleep. Peaceful. Forever.

 

Mohsen Soltany Zand, ‘SIEV X’ in Inside Out

 


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