After fleeing Iran in an attempt to save my soul I ended up being swallowed up by the water when my boat, my vehicle to false freedom threw me into the deep, dark, blue black ocean. Of course I wasn’t welcomed by the ocean’s monsters! It was too difficult to get out of the boat’s ropes! It was Impossible to distinguish the ropes from the deep ocean plants.
I became the color of the ocean and nothing could tell us apart. Everything happened in slow-motion, until time stopped.
The only things that I could see were the yellow eyes of the ocean’s monsters, sniffing the bubbles of my breath. Their hateful gaze had shiny sharp teeth that were chewing on my soul. I could hear a message in their eyes asking me “Why did you come to our home?”
Judgement speaks to my feelings about the Australian policy that has cast adrift so many souls in Nauru & Manus.
Rhythm, repetition, ropes, drowning, entanglement, imminent death, piercing yellow eyes blaming me, blaming everyone escaping. It captured us in a dreamy, nightmare atmosphere and devoured us like we were drifting and held imprisoned in the ocean for six years.
The Australian government, with vicious sharp white teeth and a wicked grin is the root of the evil!