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.
another governments' statistic
Her mother saved a brother
her kidney passed border control
now labelled a british citizen
leaving her behind
of kidney infection
from immigration bill
of being left to die
by those with emotionless holes
in their hearts.
This piece is a creative listening to a speech given by a friend and asylum seekers who spoke at Bristol Refugee Rights 10th December human rights day event about the proposed denial of health care to some asylum seekers, including himself.
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