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at age 6 i turned a hundred

And during your life of say a hundred years
there will be births
and weddings.
And these will fill you with
instagram memories
words to remember
that you will want to return to
again and again.
But there will also be injury
illness, hospitalizations
crises and deaths.
Not all at once. Hopefully less than the good.
Thank god.
But photos will have no place
words will be inadequate
memory painful.
And which is why it should be no surprise
for you to understand
why a refugee child
you will never meet
has a face of a hundred years
punches his skull
and is mute.

23 Mar 19

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very thoughtful
 — mr_e