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Burial Ground

A girl labelled comfort / wartime ammunition / recalled her father who built / her home on / a graveyard

A girl labelled comfort
wartime ammunition
recalled her father who built
her home on
a graveyard when
the government told them to
dig up the graves
burn the human remains
build their home
with lumber
with credit
with debts.
I am labelled half,
mixed,
incomplete and
recall my father whose
ancestors—
expatriates
immigrants—
sailed West
eradicated the
indigenous and
when the land ran out
the government told
its people to
dig up the graves
burn the human remains
build their home
with lumber
with credit
with debts.