Two Haikus For Refugees

1) 行きつつも なおも思いし 祖国の地

 

Yukitsutsumo naomo omoishi sokokunochi

 

Having left the homeland,

They remember it.

Having left for protection,

They pray for peace.

 

2) 紙一枚 命の手綱 渡すのみ

 

Kami ichimai  inochinotazuna watasunomi

 

Asylum seeking

Documents

Refugee status

One procedure

One paper

Decides a life.