215. Borders 

The dying ebbs of what I enjoyed of my half-English roots further receded, nearing obscurity, at the recent referendum news. The decision to the leave the EU belligerantly stands against all that I believe surrounding the fallacy of borders, the global potential for unity and my complete condemnation of the notion of superiority based on race, nationality, religious preference, sexual preference or indeed anything that cannot be controlled by choice. There is not a single human on this planet that does not descend from mitochondrial eve, a fact that we regularly forget. I wrote this haiku to summarise my disdain. 

Borders on our land 

Breed divisions in our hearts

We are all the same 

(Photo – Eli Woodbine, England, 2015) 


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