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The Wasp

A wasp has made a home inside the rotten potato

I wasn’t happy about it to start with,

but now I think everything has the right to have a home,

so I donated it a tiny table. So it can have comfort when dining.

A wasp has made a home out of a common old spud

I’ve given it shelter, after

fleeing persecution from the genocidal pesticides

The headlines blare “British Jobs for British Wasps”

Government proposals want a cap on the number of “foreign” wasps entering our sovereign airspace

But who are we to judge who gets to

survive and exist

So I offer asylum

and the wasp and I sit, sipping martinis

discussing the latest cabinet reshuffle

How can they let children wash up upon the shore?

Oh Syria

©John de Gruyther 2015

Please check out the Refugee Council to read about some of the excellent work they do.

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