Friday, 13 December 2013

Holes in hearts

Holes in hearts

A mother spoke about her daughter.
A hole in her heart she cries out.
But that was not why we came,
we came so she would not be abused.

Her mother saved her
a gendered violence statistic.

And became
another governments' statistic

Her mother saved a brother
her kidney passed border control
now labelled a british citizen
leaving her behind
here destitute

High risk
of kidney infection
High risk
from immigration bill
High risk
of being left to die

by those with emotionless holes
in their hearts.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

We are going to survive

He speaks bravely
he speaks boldly,
voice clear loud,
fingers trembling reveal
our shared vulnerability
when we speak our truth.

Here is how I heard him:

I want
you to imagine
I am your brother, your uncle, your son.
Would you want
me to be
if I need it in the future?

My fear
is what will happen
to me.


I don't want
to use this word
but I
think it is a torture

How am I
going to pay
when I am not allowed to work or to receive any money?

How does government think
we are going to survive.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Asylum Seekers denied healthcare - Health Care For All