Dec 19, 2010

Conqueror: WS Merwin

Do people feel the same way about migrants as the powerful feel towards the vanquished?


"When they start to wear your clothes
do their dreams become more like yours
who do they look like

when they start to use your language
do they say what you say
who are they in your words

when they start to use your money
do they need the same things you need
or do the things change

when they are converted to your gods
do you know who they are praying to
do you know who is praying
for you not to be there"

Conqueror by W.S. Merwin

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