Waiting for the Migrants by Rona Fitzgerald

(inspired by C.P Cavafy’s Waiting for the Barbarians)

 

Why are people still living on the street in European cities?

Because migrants are coming and the people and politicians are fearful.

 

Why are so many Europeans in disarray spending days in protest and outrage?

Because migrants are coming and we have no room.

 

Why are health services breaking down at local and national level?

Because migrants are coming to take our jobs

and to make us ill.

 

Why are the universities not educating people and why are they acting like a business?

Because the migrants are coming to take all our jobs

and our skills.

 

What happened in Europe before the migrants came?

It was much the same and they are always coming.

 

What happens if migrants don’t come?

We still can’t feed and educate people because migrants might come.

The people and politicians are fearful!

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