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To be a refugee

involves much waiting

Waiting in tent cities on borders,

on far flung isles,

immobilized by stagnant days

Waiting for the next ration,

waiting for red tape to unravel,

waiting for something to change,

waiting for someone

to do something,

waiting for Fate’s twisted hand

to touch them,

waiting for the sun to set,

the guards to pass,

for a connection,

a boat, a train,

waiting for family,

to belong,

to be someone

Waiting to go home

or to find a new home


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