26 February – Migration

No one checks their papers
or protests their destination
when pink footed geese
arrive en masse in our nation.
Three hundred and sixty thousand
waltz in for Winter unbanned,
despite emptying out
their entire population from Iceland.
They fly in with free movement
to avoid hostile weather.
and ensure their unfurling futures
are given a chance to feather.
They’ll say it is simpler with birds,
but it bruises and breaks my heart
when people in such desperate need
are not given the same kind of chance.