Your Otherness

Migrants, migrants everywhere,
two hundred and thirty million
scattered here and scattered there;
if you’re of use or one of us,
come on in, we’ll make a fuss;
but, if you’re one who had to flee,
poor migrant or a refugee,
your otherness
will mark you down as one to fear,
we’ll watch you drown.
Not welcome here.


Mike Gallagher


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2 Responses to Your Otherness

    1. Understatedly powerful.

      Comment by Norman Darlington on 16 August, 2018 at 10:26 pm
    2. you pack another punch here – it sails effortless rereading

      Comment by john gaughan on 18 August, 2018 at 1:13 am

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