We can run away from bombs, but not from hunger.” Sudan‘s refugees in South Sudan, report of Amnestyus.org 2012
I wrote this back in the 80s in response to an essay on the “black days” by someone from the Sudan.
Have you read about them –
“Black Days” in the Sudan?
They are hunger-and-thirst days
When the supply of water –
One liter per person for two weeks
. . . is gone
When their food, one meal a day
For fourteen days
. . . is gone,
and the waiting and wasting begins –
four, five, fifteen days
Until more food and water
then Black Days again –
They are days of laying-in.
© 2012, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved