Thursday, December 19, 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.

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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