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Marked Safe

I mark myself safe.
Safe from your blood guilt
Watching in false helplessness
While The Other is slaughtered.

Safe from your justice
That rewards good with evil
And evil with good.

Safe from your truth
That agrees with everything ours
And disagrees with all theirs.

Safe from your charity
That gives to the sated
What was taken from the famished.

I mark myself
SAFE!


Biography
Mike Ekunno goes after sensory beauty to relieve a difficult world. He is
published in dozens of journals including
Bridge Eight, The First Line,
Rigorous, Nzuri Journal, The Hamilton Stone Review, and others. Mike
is a freelance book editor and ghost biographer. His debut children's
book,
Cowboy Lamido, was released by Hapicom Publishers in 2018.  

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Previously published in
Eleventh Transmission:
"End This War" by Rae Rozman.

Published March 26, 2020

Special Project: 45 Poems of Protest

Marked Safe

by Mike Ekunno
(Abuja, Nigeria)
Eleventh Transmission: "Marked Safe" by Mike Ekunno
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