Yong Takahashi

Men (2022)

Who were we before men drew borders
separating us from each other?
Imaginary lines heat up the
hatred born from subtle differences.
Gives us excuses to exterminate our
neighbors based on man-made gods.
We all believe we are good
underneath it all then someone
accuses us of being monsters.
The truth guts us as we pull
out our brothers’ organs and
throw them in the streets.

About this work

Written by Takahashi during the pandemic, Men reflects on the world closing borders.

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