Summer Camp on the border

a message for migrant children

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Summer Camp    on the border

Yes    dear children    we are doing this    out of love

this is camp    your camp    concentrate    my dears

and you will see    see the pool

(although there is no pool)    see the stream

(although there is no stream)    do not be

impertinent    see what we mean

See the frog    eating the frog    see three

little fishes    eating three little fishes    see

scorpions    lighting up the strand    they light up

for you    my dears    out of love    and

three buzzards    circling the sky    don’t

worry    there will be more    and more

And tiny sobs    and weary    weary

do not worry    we are here for you

listen    listen    to reveille    when

none awaken    and revelry    when none is revealed

and taps    at eventide    when a man with a badge

taps you on your shoulder    taps    when all

           when all will end    out of love

                      my dears    out of love

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