I don’t know what to do anymore.
I don’t know what to think anymore.
Was this really the right choice?
Was he really the right choice?
Once a year was more than enough.
Twice a year was almost too much to handle.
Now we’re at one almost every day.
Now we can barely recover before the pain starts once more.
It was never like this.
It should never have been like this.
But it feels like ever since he became president,
Things have changed for the worse.
Caroline has started avoiding me.
She says she wants to be left alone.
Olivier has started cancelling our therapy sessions
More often than he organises them.
And the strange girl from the West...
Wind blows my long hair into my face
As I watch a dust devil sweep across the lifeless, sandy plains.
It feels like it just happened,
Even though five days have passed.
The screams of terror as gunshots rang through the air.
The realisation that this would be the last day for many of them.
The fear of a young mother
As she spends her last few seconds
Protecting her child.
The way my body ached as I trudged to the border,
Hoping you would help me.
Hoping you would save my people.
The pain in my heart
As you pushed me away,
Called me a murderer.
As I wished, not for the first time,
That you would finally see me,
And realise that my people do not define me.
That you would notice me for who I am.
But you never did notice me.
Not until blood was shed.
Not until innocents have died.
Not until I’ve done something wrong.
Not until those words left your mouth, again.
Now our flag has been lowered.
Now there’s no going back.
A poem about the El Paso shooting, in the perspectives of some of my country personification OCs. The first part is North USA, the second is West USA. No South USA because she deals with stuff by pretending to forget about it and going on with her day.
The people North mentions, Caroline and Olivier, are South USA and Canada. Canada is basically the States' therapist. Sometimes he questions why he does it, but he doesn't mind. Also, North doesn't know much or really care about West, so that's why she's just "strange girl from the West".
The part where West talks about how North and South don't notice her until her people do something wrong is a reference to how they don't see her as a real States. This isn't based on anything, I'm sure you guys all see each other as Americans, even the Hawaiians and Alaskans, North and South just dislike West for no reason.