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A new pair of shoes (Afghanistan)

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Jag skrev en dikt om Afghanistan igår, efter att ha sett nyheterna. Den heter A new pair of shoes (Afghanistan). 16/8-2021

A new pair of shoes
Nothing to lose
I don’t need them but I want them
They would need them but cannot have them
I decided not to buy
They decided they’d rather die
Falling from an airplane
I just want to cry

Because what are new shoes
When your country is bleeding
They have nothing to lose
But the hope of fleeing
Twenty years of progress
Shuttered in one breath
Europe is a fortress
Afghanistan is death

What are new shoes
When revolutionaries are under attack?
When one step forward
Meant a thousand leaps back
When the talibans are hunting down
Every critical voice
When clinging to an airplane
Was their only choice