when walls do not shelter by reuben woolley

this is night
………….fire
………………..see the tracers
………………..coming through
..
they slice our backs
on wire.we face
…………we open holes
…………& red
..
swimming in it all
…………we fury
…………we tired
..
………………between swords & sights
………………we stand
……………………………invisible
..
let’s go now
……..fading
……..like memory
..
we were never here
& you can’t see us

6 thoughts on “when walls do not shelter by reuben woolley

  1. our border wall is an abomination, we are a country of immigrants that can’t open our arms anymore. the wire cutting (red) is brutal, but your poignant ending says we’re done worse than that:
    let’s go now
    ……..fading
    ……..like memory
    ..
    we were never here
    & you can’t see us
    I love your ending.

    This poem breaks my heart!

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