Harbour You

who will harbour you when the seas erupt
harbour when the grave is shallow & leaks
who willed this place of calm into being it’s
a small harbour when the shots ping & hit
i will harbour you when the minister won’t
harbour you when all protest fails & build
you an asylum if it costs me my life it will
harbour us then take us in when the water
is spiked & our children are removed then
that cage will become a disappearing boat
& night shall guard it carrying bright torcs
we’ll keep birds there & collect the rain in
our mouths silver songs of the sky the sea
of silence (i will harbour you like a refugee

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