somewhere in the night

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somewhere in the night
my daughters are sleeping.
somewhere in the night
stun grenades fill silence
with sharp shattered shards.
somewhere in the night
gunfire steals breath
meant for dreaming.
somewhere in the night
lives are lost.

somewhere in the night
my daughters are sleeping.
somewhere in the night
we are lost.
somewhere in the night
a line is drawn
in the breathless sand
of the other world.
enough – no more
cry the voices of the voiceless.
no more
echo our grandmothers
and theirs before.
no more whisper the old forests
long fallen to the barren lands.
no more
no more
call the birds from the grey-light edge
of our almost tomorrow.

and we wake to the morning.
and we wake.

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