Hannah Keziah Agustin "Palimpsest"


Palimpsest


the flag weeps blue and red
         a bruise
an empty sky
an open wound
             that never stopped
     bleeding our history
a cartogram of foreign
         subjugated
         marked
      theirs skin
    whitewashed blue
                        and red bled out
           and beaten my heritage
strange my ancestors
strangers this land
         isn't ours and we
         want to go home