SURVIVAL / Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

Poem by Ibrahim Honjo
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)

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