Remind me

of what we were like

when we were free.

Unburden me.

I’ve been weighed down

by all the lies

you asked me to believe.

I used to be wild;

a savage in a savage land.

But you took me

in your hand

and made me like you,

Impotent and vile.

I never asked for your life.

I am not your child.

My kind came

from the mountain heights,

from the deep forest,

from under these northern lights.

We didn’t take

the bargains that you made.

We didn’t ask you

for your nation state.

The wind and the rain

are sovereign here.

Remind me why

you appeared?



HG – 2021

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