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February 18, 2011
Ordinance on Arrival

Poetry, art, music, movies, this is what often can inspire us in moments of darkness. One of our board members, Luthfun, came across this beautiful piece by Naomi Lazard. We thought it was only appropriate to share.

 

(Poem #1312) Ordinance on Arrival

 Welcome to you
 who have managed to get here.
 It's been a terrible trip;
 you should be happy you have survived it.
 Statistics prove that not many do.
 You would like a bath, a hot meal,
 a good night's sleep. Some of you
 need medical attention.
 None of this is available.
 These things have always been
 in short supply; now
 they are impossible to obtain.

 This is not
 a temporary situation.
 Our condolences on your disappointment.
 It is not our responsibility
 everything you have heard about this place
 is false. It is not our fault
 you have been deceived,
 ruined your health getting here.
 For reasons beyond our control
 there is no vehicle out.

Naomi Lazard

 

Happy Friday all! May you have a safe and restful weekend!

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