Friday, 10 April 2015

147+1 #147NotJustANumber


we have lost
147+ 1 lives
147+1 names
not just bodies
147+1 visions
not just numbers
147+1 futures
not just citizens
147+1 is the number of your burden today
kenya

can you hear the voices and screams and tears and SOSs? 
STILL
- is this time of mourning

you failed us
words failed us

like a cartographer
you have drawn in bloody hands
a map of tragedy
from time to time
isiolo 1963
garissa 1980
wagalla 1984
garissa 2015
- once again
yesterday 
today


read full poem here

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