SURVIVAL / Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

 

SURVIVAL

You come down to the spring
to fetch water

I send doves of peace all over the world
with my right hand

a ladybug is flying towards you
it will be a wedding party or they say it looks like one

someone out there is planning a new war

behind thick scenes
someone is making a movie

give me a sip of water to come back to life
walk by me proudly
with your head inclined slightly to the right

I swallow the last drop of saliva
to slake my dry throat

it seems to me
that everyone looks after himself

(April 16th 2014)

Ibrahim Honjo, From my book “HOW TO TOUCH ETERNITY DOWN THE MAHALLA”

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