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What Species of Humanity Are You?

What species of humanity are you? Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. According to hearsay you were willing to lay your hands on small items deposited by my mother to the communal account, close to a bank. I know that since its existence Istanbul has changed others. Some who have gone there wearing worn down shoes have returned in high heels. You continue to brush its streets with your skirt. Mirrors do not show what really happens. Ah, yes, you forget so quickly the dusty streets of the sub-prefecture of your childhood. This ruse is your currency of the moment. I know you. You have swindled your brothers and sisters with many recoveries. My daughter, is there nobody to take you by the hair and demand that you seek out America or Europe? You have invented a lie to fill your pockets with money. What species of humanity are you? Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI Paris, le 09.10.2004 Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français French free verse translated into English free verse by Joneve McCormick - 25.10.2004 (Note: Soul to Soul presents this fine poem and others in the spirit of communicating freely to increase understanding, not to cater to any agenda or offend any nationality.)

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