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dead bird
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ignore me.
 1
i am a dead bird
 2
or rotten fish
 3
forgotten blanket or plastic debris.
 4
 
 
ignore me.
 5
i was not supposed to be here.
 6
nor were you supposed to see me.
 7
it was an accidental instagram click
 8
and you were drinking coffee or texting
 9
before being rudely interrupted.
 10
 
 
ignore me.
 11
the tide refused to hide me
 12
the sand refused to bury me
 13
the camera refused to blur me
 14
the government ran out of body bags.
 15
 
 
ignore me.
 16
there will be no laws passed
 17
or protests in my name.
 18
there will be more worthy tragedies
 19
that will replace me
 20
a mass shooting, earthquake, instant flood.
 21
 
 
ignore me.
 22
i am the beggar, the mute, the sick
 23
the poor, the silence, the lie, the secret
 24
the unanswerable, the futile, the illogical
 25
the singular, one in a million
 26
the evidence
 27
the proof
 28
there is no god.
 29




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alan_Kurdi

9 Sep 18

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sunset-
from the seafront café
laughter
and the smell of garlic
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more commas are needed in this  beggar, the mute the sick
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I've never seen grandiosity come so clean, or invert...however you want to frame it.
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Huh
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