Shawn L. Bird

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poem- walk for refuge February 8, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:32 pm
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During the election

we heard some American folks joke

If he wins, we’re moving to Canada!

and we laughed.

But

four hundred and ten

have really done it.

Last week alone

twenty-two

walked for frozen miles

in minus twenty Celsius

to cross the border

to freedom in

(really?)

Manitoba.

They lost fingers and toes to frost bite,

but not their lives to the sound bites

of a xenophobe.

.

.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/refugees-emerson-border-manitoba-1.3923747

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/refugees-frostbite-highway-75-winnipeg-1.3923430

 

 
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